SPLC asks help to mark 30th anniversary of a case that suppresses student publications

Participate in Hazelwood Day of Action:   Student Press Law Center http://www.splc.org On Wednesday, Jan. 31 (that’s tomorrow) we’ve planned events throughout the day to bring attention the corrosive effects of Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (1988). This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, which gives public schools the right to censor student publications. Now, more than ever, we need a…

SPJ awards BGA: Exposed Chicago mayor’s use of personal email for public business

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — The Better Government Association has been selected to receive the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award for its work that led Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to acknowledge he circumvented open records laws by using personal email accounts to conduct public business. Presented by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists’ educational foundation, the award recognizes those…