Volume 49, Number 2
MEMOIR: “I wanted to ask a question about a story I’m reporting on.”
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Some universities have found ways around the annual routine of ‘begging for money,’ but strong, consistent content is the best motivation for administrators and student groups to provide dollars for students working on deadlines.
Embattled advisers should look to alumni networks, training and legislation to protect their jobs . The pen is mightier than the sword, but the administrative axe frequently falls squarely on advisers when viewpoints differ on student-selected content. Advisers can protect themselves, experts say. Here’s how.
By Frank D. LoMonte
Executive Director, Student Press Law Center
Fueled by billions in television and licensing revenues, college athletic departments are increasingly stiff-arming journalists by restricting access to practices and games. Meanwhile, media industry leaders are looking for ways to respond.
The start of football season in August 2012 brought a wave of new restrictions on journalists—professionals and students alike—who cover college athletics. Threatening to revoke press credentials or close practices, coaches at several schools, including the University of Southern California, Washington State University and the University of North Carolina, ordered journalists to refrain from reporting on player injuries observed during practices.
In recent years, colleges and athletic conferences have become increasingly assertive about controlling how media organizations use the information and images they gather at sporting events. Continue reading
- College media considered variety of ethical questions in 2012
- Live-blogging: A way to engage students, readers
- Florida A&M officials announce new adviser for spring semester 2013, say they didn’t censor
- Legal Issues: Florida A& M and The Famuan
- Study Abroad offers journalism students unique opportunities
- Financing Study Abroad Opportunities
- Sláinte! Learning community journalism in rural Ireland
- Combining study abroad and undergraduate research
- Journalism Study Abroad Programs