The Society of Professional Journalists named Louisiana State University's student newspaper The Daily Reveille "Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper" Wednesday. But in what Daniel Reimold calls a "good news/bad news" situation, the paper lost its lawsuit against the university Tuesday.
The paper had requested records about the university's search for a new president; District Judge Timothy Kelley said the search committee only had to turn over "résumés and related materials from the 10 candidates who submitted their names voluntarily for consideration" for the job.
The (Baton Rouge) Advocate and Nola.com also petitioned for those records in a separate action. The judge in that case, Janice Clark, ruled in the news organizations' favor, setting up a rather confused situation. (more...)