Federal judge orders university to reinstate fomer media adviser fired over content in student newspaper

A U.S. district court judge ruled that the Chicago State University improperly dismissed Gerian Steven Moore,the adviser of the campus newspaper, after a series of articles criticizing the university. The court ordered the reinstatement of the adviser and the negative employment record deleted.

Moore said, “I think it was a victory for student press rights. I trust that people will learn from this episode and understand that the student press has the same rights as the regular press does, and maybe they’ll come to better accommodate those rights in a way that something like this never happens again.” -db

From the Student Press Law Center, March 14, 2012, by Nick Glunt.

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