A student photo editor was detained earlier this week while taking photos following a shooting on his campus. I wonder if his detention was an attempt at censorship or the police using caution.
Seven Dirty Words by James Sullivan is the life story of George Carlin, complete with the tale that made the comedian my unlikely hero.
Sources regularly ask to preapprove questions, conduct interviews via email, review quotes, or read stories before they are published. All of these requests are an effort to control the information the public receives through the media. Do you think quote approval or review should be allowed? Are there times when this practice is more acceptable than others?
East Carolina University officials fired their student media adviser in the most recent of a series of censorship by termination. What do you think of universities terminating collegiate media advisers for content concerns? Is this a justified response to student media content concerns?
Some school administrators still think it’s acceptable form to censor student media, even 40 years after the Tinker v. De Moines ruling found that students do not check their First Amendment rights at the schoolhouse door. Sure, administrators don’t call it “censorship.” Censorship is a dirty word, attached to an act that no one wants […]