From The Chicago Tribune: Chicago State University says it is withdrawing a controversial policy that required faculty and staff members to get official approval for interviews with journalists and communications on social media. An email sent to university faculty and staff says the policy "had not received proper review and approval through legal counsel prior to being distributed," and university officials have decided to retract it. The university informed its staff and faculty in a March 22 email that media interviews, opinion pieces, newsletters, social media and other types of communications had to be cleared through the university's division of public relations.
EARLIER....From The Chicago Tribune: The publicly funded Chicago State University has instructed its faculty and staff that only authorized university representatives can share information with the media and that everything from opinion pieces to social media communications could require prior approval. Employees who violate the new policy could lose their job, the school policy states.