Society Of Professional Journalists Scolds James Madison University | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Society Of Professional Journalists Scolds James Madison University

Play associated audio

Two university students are facing trespassing and disorderly conduct charges after they entered a campus dormitory to interview students for a news story.

The Virginia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is calling on James Madison University to drop the charges against 21-year-old Tim Chapman and 19-year-old Katie Hibson. It says officials acted "beyond reason."

Hibson is a reporter for The Breeze, the twice-weekly campus newspaper, and Chapman is its editor in chief. The university's Office of Judicial Affairs issued the charges after a resident adviser and the Hillside Hall director told the reporters to leave as they interviewed residents about a "peeping Tom" incident. University spokesman Don Egle did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

Meymo Lyons reports...

NPR

How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker ... and collecting rejection slips.
NPR

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
WAMU 88.5

Plan To Offer Free Community College Divides Along Party Lines

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama laid out a plan to offer two years of community college. But at least in Northern Virginia, support for the proposal seems split on partisan lines.

NPR

Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.