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Regents Urged To Reverse Social Media Policy

KSAL StaffMay 23, 2014

A national association of journalism educators wants the Kansas Board of Regents to reverse the social media policy it finalized earlier this month.

A recent statement from the president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication says the policy “restricts academic freedom” and interferes with the education of those seeking journalism careers.

The regents adopted the policy in December in response to a University of Kansas journalism instructor’s tweet harshly criticizing the National Rifle Association after a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

The policy allows university leaders to suspend and fire employees for social media posts that conflict with the best interest of the school.

A spokeswoman for the regents declined a newspaper request to interview members of the board.

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