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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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University settles lawsuit with satirical campus publication, affirming 1A protections for students

UPDATE — The University of California San Diego settled a First Amendment lawsuit with a student-run satirical publication on Sept. 8, 2020, which legal experts say secured significant protections for student journalists against financial censorship. The lawsuit stemmed from a controversial November 2015 article from The Koala, a satirical newspaper on campus. The student government… Continue reading University settles lawsuit with satirical campus publication, affirming 1A protections for students