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The Student Press Law Center thrives 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, based in Washington, D.C. is a small organization with an outsized impact across the country.

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“How long are we going to wait?” Editor in chief criticizes Radford’s newspaper theft investigation

UPDATE: Dylan Lepore, editor in chief of The Tartan, wrote a letter to Radford University President Brian Hemphill on Student Press Freedom Day voicing his disapproval for how the university handled its investigation into the theft of 1,000 newspapers in fall 2019. Lepore criticized Radford police’s decision not to charge the employee found responsible for stealing… Continue reading “How long are we going to wait?” Editor in chief criticizes Radford’s newspaper theft investigation