‘Cavalier Daily’ Editor Cleared, But Questions Remain for Freedom of Student Press

By October 19, 2011

The Cavalier Daily reported today that the charges against Editor-in-Chief Jason Ally for allegedly breaching the confidentiality of a University of Virginia (UVa) Honor Council case have been dismissed. The situation began last month when Ally and his managing board printed an editorial acknowledging that an unidentified former writer had included plagiarized material in his work for the paper, and informing their readership that the case had been referred to the Honor Council.

Adam Goldstein from the Student Press Law Center also wrote about the case today for the Huffington Post, exploring the intersection of this case with First Amendment rights, FERPA rules, and how judiciary proceedings can be misused against student journalists. You can read his article in full here.

Schools: University of Virginia