Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Communication | Journalism Studies
This body of work sheds light on the obstacles student newspapers at public universities face while attempting to function as free presses. Public universities are protected by the First Amendment but some administrations take action to suppress those rights in their student journalists. Unfortunately, this trend has existed on college campuses for many years but the attitudes exhibited are increasingly paralleled by the relationship between the mainstream media and the current administration.
Universities will take measures such as cutting budgets, firing faculty advisers, denying open records requests and occasionally taking lawsuits against student publications to keep the truth from circulating. Through three news articles, this project addresses this history and its implications, examples of the types of behavior that characterize this conflict and case studies of two schools in particular, Western Kentucky University and the University of North Alabama.
Orland, Joanna, "Student Journalists Fight to Protect First Amendment Rights on College Campuses" (2019). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 1088.
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