Missouri Students and Faculty Block Journalists

Mark Schierbecker, a student at the University of Missouri, posted a disturbing video of another student photojournalist, Tim Tai, being blocked by students and faculty while trying to cover the events on campus earlier today.

Mr. Tai deserves high praise for his composure during this event – his is the mark of professionalism. I would hope that the journalism program at Missouri will immediately offer up some First Amendment programs to help the campus population understand that Mr. Tai – and all the other journalists there, including Mr. Schierbecker – have a Constitutionally protected right to be there and document what was happening. There is no expectation of privacy in public.

Mark E. Johnson

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