Student coverage of racial justice protests

Protestors in Wilmington (NC) gather on the steps of City Hall downtown. (Panda Omo)

Student journalists are on the frontlines of protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on May 25. Through their coverage, students are keeping their communities informed on protests, curfews and local government response, despite attacks from police and risk of exposure to COVID-19.

In order to recognize and express our appreciation for student journalists and their continued hard work, the Student Press Law Center has compiled a list featuring protest coverage from around the country. 

Has your student publication been covering the protests?

We want to add your stories to this list.

Email Danielle Dieterich at with the subject line “My protest coverage” and a link to your story or stories.

And check out SPLC’s guide to covering protests, where you’ll find a clear explanation of your rights as a journalist, practical coverage tips and advice:

Student coverage