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ERIC Number: ED098565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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The College President Is Not Eugene C. Pulliam: Student Publications in a New Light.
Trager, Robert
In recent years, considerable attention has been focused on freedom of the press, censorship, and students' rights because of litigation involving the issue of ownership where high school and college newspapers are concerned. Those favoring protection of student publications under the First Amendment argue that the model of hierarchical organization applicable to commercial newspapers does not fit student publications. The school (college, university) is not the publisher of the student newspaper, and the university president is not the owner. In order for the school to be granted control of student publications in the same way that owners of commercial publications control newspaper content, the schools would have to finance the paper and be clearly liable for a publication's torts. The solution to the ownership controversy lies in applying the academic freedom concept to student journalists so that student publications are free to publish what they wish within the bounds of libel and obscenity, and are subject to the review of their peers, their audience, and the more general community. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (57th, San Diego, California, August 18-21, 1974)