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The Student Press Law Center works at the intersection of law, journalism and education to promote, support and defend the rights of student journalists and their advisers at the high school and college levels.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan SPLC provides information, training and legal assistance at no charge to student journalists and the educators who work with them. Founded in 1974, the SPLC is a small and scrappy outfit based in Washington, D.C. with an outsized impact across the country.

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Student journalists subpoenaed in lawsuit filed against the University of Chicago

CHICAGO — Student journalists have been subpoenaed in a lawsuit filed by the Pearson Family Members Foundation against the University of Chicago. The family wants reporters at The Chicago Maroon, the university’s student newspaper, to turn over 66 pages of internal university documents. In 2017, a man gave the Maroon documents containing details of an… Continue reading Student journalists subpoenaed in lawsuit filed against the University of Chicago