Prosecutor won't bring charges in MySpace suicide

Via CNN. Here’s a heartbreaking detail I hadn’t noticed in previous coverage. When Megan’s mother returned home, she found her daughter crying at the computer. After reading the messages, she criticized her daughter for using inappropriate language, Banas said. Telling her mom that “I can’t believe you’re not on my side,” Megan ran upstairs and hanged herself, Banas said.

Caught in the Web

Inside Higher Ed offers short stories on two student papers that are struggling to keep their administrations at bay: At Oklahoma State University, the editors of the Daily O’Collegian, the more than 80-year-old campus newspaper, have for several weeks refused to let the articles they write for the print publication appear on ocolly.com, the newspaper’s online portal, because the student journalists are at odds with the university administration’s publications board…