The Threats Facing Student Journalism

From a story by CJR’s Jon Allsop headlined “The threats facing student journalism”:

TEN DAYS AGO, a public-records request came to light involving the Columbia Missourian, a newspaper that is affiliated with the University of Missouri and staffed by students in its journalism school, and Eric Schmitt, the state’s attorney general and Trump-endorsed (well, kinda) Republican candidate for US Senate. Routine enough—except for the fact that it was Schmitt who requested records related to the Missourian, not the other way around. Journalists are not typically required to show their work under freedom-of-information laws, but the University of Missouri is public, and so some of the Missourian’s records are, too.