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October 4, 1988
The former publisher of Cal State Los Angeles' student newspaper, The University Times, has filed a $2-million claim against the state, alleging that she was wrongfully fired. The claim by Joan Zyda, filed last week at the State Board of Control, is likely to be rejected and result in a trial, a board spokesman said Monday. Zyda was fired in April as publisher and journalism teacher in what she said was a move by campus officials to censor negative news about the school.
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December 15, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC and LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Five months after her death, a Cal State Los Angeles journalism instructor on Monday won a freedom-of-speech lawsuit over her firing as publisher of the campus newspaper. A Superior Court jury voted 10 to 2 to award $22,983 in damages to the parents of Joan Zyda, who died last August, three years after filing the suit. "The jury sent a clear message that her 1st Amendment rights had been violated," said her attorney, Robert C. Moest, after the verdict was read.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1988
The article on campus censorship took me back to the beginning of the Cold War days at the University of Michigan in the late '40s. I worked as a reporter for the Michigan Daily, a prize-winning campus newspaper at that time. The University of Michigan president moved in the same way, at that time, to thwart the free expression of ideas on campus and in the press, although he espoused a belief in the rights of students to even "radical manifestations." Clearly nothing has changed, in that universities, and even the general news media, too often are toadies to the U.S. Administration in power.
NEWS
August 3, 1992
Joan Zyda, who was fired as publisher of the Cal State Los Angeles student newspaper after it investigated the death of a student crushed on campus in the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake, has died. She was 40. Ms. Zyda was found unconscious in her Van Nuys home Wednesday and died Friday at Valley Presbyterian Hospital of a brain hemorrhage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1989
The former publisher of Cal State L.A.'s student newspaper filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the university and five officials, alleging that her First Amendment rights of free expression were violated when she was fired last April. Joan Zyda, publisher of the University Times and a journalism teacher at the school for seven months, said she filed the U.S. District Court suit "to put a strong light on the First Amendment house of horrors" at the Los Angeles campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1988 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
The publisher of Cal State L.A.'s student newspaper, after a series of battles with university administrators over press freedom, has been fired. Joan Zyda, a former newspaper reporter and editor, reacted angrily to her abrupt dismissal, accusing the university's administrators Thursday of having a "high school mentality" toward college journalism in their attempts to discourage negative reporting about campus activities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC and LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Five months after her death, a Cal State Los Angeles journalism instructor on Monday won a freedom-of-speech lawsuit over her firing as publisher of the campus newspaper. A Superior Court jury voted 10 to 2 to award $22,983 in damages to the parents of Joan Zyda, who died last August, three years after filing the suit. "The jury sent a clear message that her 1st Amendment rights had been violated," said her attorney, Robert C. Moest, after the verdict was read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
To the editor of the troubled student newspaper at Cal State L.A., the university's decision last week to reassign--some would say demote--the paper's paid publisher represents a serious assault on the freedom of the campus press. "I think it's a direct indication that (administrators) are going to attempt to seize editorial control of our student newspaper," said Peggy Taormina, 46, the student editor-in-chief of the thrice-weekly University Times.
NEWS
August 3, 1992
Joan Zyda, who was fired as publisher of the Cal State Los Angeles student newspaper after it investigated the death of a student crushed on campus in the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake, has died. She was 40. Ms. Zyda was found unconscious in her Van Nuys home Wednesday and died Friday at Valley Presbyterian Hospital of a brain hemorrhage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1989
Contrary to allegations that his First Amendment rights had been abridged, the publications manager of the Cal State Los Angeles student newspaper, who was fired Thursday, was dismissed because of unsatisfactory job performance, a university official said Friday. Marc Haefele became the second such official of the University Times to be fired in less than a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1989
The former publisher of Cal State L.A.'s student newspaper filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the university and five officials, alleging that her First Amendment rights of free expression were violated when she was fired last April. Joan Zyda, publisher of the University Times and a journalism teacher at the school for seven months, said she filed the U.S. District Court suit "to put a strong light on the First Amendment house of horrors" at the Los Angeles campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1988
The former publisher of Cal State Los Angeles' student newspaper, The University Times, has filed a $2-million claim against the state, alleging that she was wrongfully fired. The claim by Joan Zyda, filed last week at the State Board of Control, is likely to be rejected and result in a trial, a board spokesman said Monday. Zyda was fired in April as publisher and journalism teacher in what she said was a move by campus officials to censor negative news about the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1988
The article on campus censorship took me back to the beginning of the Cold War days at the University of Michigan in the late '40s. I worked as a reporter for the Michigan Daily, a prize-winning campus newspaper at that time. The University of Michigan president moved in the same way, at that time, to thwart the free expression of ideas on campus and in the press, although he espoused a belief in the rights of students to even "radical manifestations." Clearly nothing has changed, in that universities, and even the general news media, too often are toadies to the U.S. Administration in power.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1988 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
The publisher of Cal State L.A.'s student newspaper, after a series of battles with university administrators over press freedom, has been fired. Joan Zyda, a former newspaper reporter and editor, reacted angrily to her abrupt dismissal, accusing the university's administrators Thursday of having a "high school mentality" toward college journalism in their attempts to discourage negative reporting about campus activities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
To the editor of the troubled student newspaper at Cal State L.A., the university's decision last week to reassign--some would say demote--the paper's paid publisher represents a serious assault on the freedom of the campus press. "I think it's a direct indication that (administrators) are going to attempt to seize editorial control of our student newspaper," said Peggy Taormina, 46, the student editor-in-chief of the thrice-weekly University Times.
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