Sample press release

Many student media censorship battles today never see a court of law, but are instead contested in the court of public opinion. In addition to holding censors accountable for their actions, an essential part of every successful censorship battle is making sure your side of the story is heard and not just that of the censor.

A press release, which provides accurate information — with a point of view — to news media, community members and others who might provide public attention or support is an important tool in getting your message out.

This sample press release, created by the Student Press Law Center, is one that might be issued by a student media staff to contest administrative censorship.