Censorship of College Newspapers

Resolution Number: 
Assigned to : 
General Concerns

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.

(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.