So, there’s this girl named Sydney Spies who is being denied to use a certain (and potientially racy, depending who you are) senior photo in her yearbook.
You can see the article here: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/colorado-student-banned-yearbook-over-racy-photo-201606793—abc-news.html :D
Anyway, the staff and the school administration is totally on board for not printing the photo, and Spies and her parents are taking their lawyer with them to court over it.
It’s a shame that nobody’s yet informed the Spies family that there is indeed a law, granting the school administration or staff advisor to censor absolutely anything they wish in a publication, for as long as they’re printing with the school’s name, using their technoligies or have any assosication with the school whatsoever.
This law came about in I think the 1980s or 90s when there was a similiar issue with grey-area censorship and where the line should be drawn. However, this was over a story with revealing infomation that got taken all the way to the Supreme Court.
This is basically a closed case. I’m so glad to have finally applied my, what I thought to be useless, journailsm law knowledge to use!