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With the education of more than 55 million K-12 and 19.9 million college students upended by the pandemic, student journalists at the high school and college levels are on the front line, reporting about the impact of the pandemic on their generation. Their work is essential, and the Student Press Law Center’s work to assist and defend them is too.

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 based in Washington, D.C.

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UVM hires new adviser without student media’s input; adviser threatens editor’s job

VERMONT — When the University of Vermont instituted a hiring freeze due to COVID-19, the administration decided to hire an interim student media adviser already working at the school as a professor of English. But they did so without permission or input from the independent outlets that would work with this adviser. Now, just over… Continue reading UVM hires new adviser without student media’s input; adviser threatens editor’s job

SPLC signs on to letter urging Haskell Indian Nations University administration to rescind unconstitutional directives to student editor

The Student Press Law Center joins the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the Native American Journalists Association in demanding that Haskell Indian Nations University President Ronald Graham rescind unconstitutional threats toward the editor of the student newspaper.   Along with other “directives,” Graham forbade the student newspaper editor from interviewing government agencies and from “attack[ing]”… Continue reading SPLC signs on to letter urging Haskell Indian Nations University administration to rescind unconstitutional directives to student editor