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Great work in the Columbus Dispatch on FERPA

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    If you cover colleges or even care, this is a must read


    Fantastic work by the Columbus Dispatch...
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Maryland wanted $35,000 for materials that half the schools provided for free.
  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Excellent piece. The lack of M&A activity means Justice has lots of time for investigations.
  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    I've been listening to schools cite Buckley for 15 years, so to track down Buckley and have him say this wasn't the intention of his legislation is long overdue. Same goes for HIPAA -- lots of wide interpretations in coaches not answering injury questions because of that ...
  5. azom

    azom Member

  6. loveyabye

    loveyabye Guest

    How about the Terrelle Pryor reference (not by name) in the last of the OSU-specific story? Pretty good work.
  7. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Excellent work. It's about time somebody exposed this for what it is: a convenient shield.
  8. On Detroit radio today they were just shocked that tOSU was outed by the Columbus paper (something along the lines of assuming it was a Michigan "witch hunt" and being pleasantly surprised).

    I'll welcome the day when it's not assumed that hometown papers are necessarily homer papers.

    Nice work.
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    For immediate release:

    Columbus, Ohio -- Seven football players from The Ohio State University were named to the Academic All-Big Ten team on Tuesday. We wish we could say who they are, but we must follow the strictest possible interpretation of FERPA.

    Wait a second, they don't do this when it's positive news?
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  11. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    But getting involved in the steroids issue by scheduling lengthy hearings with baseball players and officials was more important?
  12. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Jake, I'm sure those schools get written consent from all those athletes before the release specific information about their academic status.
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