New First Amendment quiz for students available online

The Student Press Law Center and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation this month announced the launch of “Test Your Knowledge of the First Amendment,” the third part in their 2005 series of interactive projects for student journalists and journalism educators.

“Test Your Knowledge of the First Amendment” is a Web-based tool that will help young journalists, their advisers and their classmates better understand our first freedom. Through a series of questions based on historical facts and court rulings, the “Test Your Knowledge of the First Amendment” feature allows users to assess their understanding of some of the rights in our Constitution. The user-friendly quiz is fast-paced and stripped of complicated “legalese.” It is designed to bring the Constitution to life while touching on controversial issues of the day.

The quiz, which takes only about ten minutes to complete, can be found at:

Previous SPLC/NAAF Interactive Projects include:

Test Your Knowledge of Student Press Law: An online quiz that tests student journalists and journalism educators on common legal issues facing student media, such as libel, censorship, freedom of information and copyright law. Find it at:

Virtual Lawyer: A one-of-a-kind online resource that conducts an “interview” with student journalists to help them find information on a variety of media law questions. Available at: