Censorship of College Newspapers

Spring
2001
Resolution Number: 
13.03
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, There have recently been incidents of entire editions of college newspapers being removed from circulation with no consequences to those who removed them;

Whereas, The removal of campus newspapers takes away the right of students and others to read these publications;

Whereas, These publications are products of the instructional component of the college and are paid for by taxpayer dollars and advertising money for which colleges have a contractual obligation; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges supports the First Amendment;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate work to preserve the first amendment rights of college newspapers.

Recommendation: 
(mwl 2009)
Status Report: 

The support of the Academic Senate for freedom of speech for college newspapers was communicated to local senates to be shared with journalism programs.