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ERIC Number: ED086977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 175
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An Analysis of Editorial Freedom and Administrative Control of the Student Newspaper in the Four-Year Colleges and Universities in New York State.
Howells, Ronald Frederick
The study was designed to investigate judicial decisions of state and federal courts concerning editorial freedom of the college and university student press to determine emerging legal rules, precedents, and trends in judicial decisions and to analyze the extent of editorial freedom and administrative control of the student press as perceived by student editors in colleges and universities in New York State. The population of the study consisted of editors-in-chief of the student-published newspapers in the four-year colleges and universities. The total population represented 98 institutions which were subgrouped by size of the student body and type of control for purposes of analysis. A principle has been firmly established by the courts that First Amendment freedom of the press protections apply to student-published newspapers at public collegiate institutions. College administrators at public institutions are viewed by the courts as state officials and as such are subject to the limitations established by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and applied to the states in the Fourteenth Amendment. The present investigation has shown that student newspapers are subject to both decreasing pre-publication and increasing post-publication censorship with small private institutions exerting greater control over the student newspaper. (RB)
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Identifiers - Location: New York