Workshop: Using Social Media as a Journalist & Advocate

A group of teenage boys wearing medical masks, in the center is a teenage boy in a grey shirt taking a video on his smartphone

Social media is a powerful tool that enables almost anyone to have a platform. Join us as we explore how journalists can be advocates for student press freedom online along with tips for staying safe while doing so. We’ll also break down the 2021 Mahanoy Area School District v. BL USSupreme Court decision – you know, “the f*ck cheer” case – and explain how it could affect student journalists who publish off-campus.

Adriana Lacy, Audience and Engagement Editor of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University joined us to share her experiences and expertise.

Using Social Media as a Journalist and Advocate
Thursday Feb. 10 @ 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Special Guest: Adriana Lacy

Adriana Lacy is the digital and audience engagement editor at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, a freelance audience consultant and an adjunct lecturer in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.

In addition, Adriana is the founder of Journalism Mentors, a website dedicated to advancing early-career journalists through mentoring and paid media opportunities. She also writes a newsletter called The Intersection, which focuses on the intersections of journalism, tech, and product.

Previously she worked as a senior associate for audience & growth at Axios, an audience engagement editor at the Los Angeles Times, and a senior news assistant at the New York Times.

Student Press Freedom Day

Join us for a series of events, trainings and community building opportunities designed to uplift student journalists’ voices and prepare them to fight for press freedom.

Student journalists must be empowered to tell the stories most important to their communities, free from overt censorship, and able to withstand the pressures that lead to self-censorship. That’s why the theme for Student Press Freedom Day 2022 is ‘Unmute Yourself!’

Learn more about the day and take action for student press freedom: