How can I remove my name from an online, school newspaper article?

Asked over 1 year ago - Nashville, TN

A college I formerly attended (in Tennessee) has an article which includes my name. It is beginning to be a security concern.

I contacted the paper and a student told me it is their policy, you know like a real news outlet, to not make any changes. I even suggested to simply change my name. They refuse. What action can I take?

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  1. Andrew Mark Jaffe


    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . A student newspaper would be considered a "real news outlet" by the courts and has of their 1st amendment protections.

    You did not say what the newspaper is saying about you. If it is a truthful statement their is nothing you can do.

    Andrew M. Jaffe
    Attorney at Law
    (330) 666-5026

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