Hone Your Skills at the Op-Ed Boot Camp

This event has already passed, but be sure to join us next year and check out our other Student Press Freedom Day events here. You can watch the full workshop below:

About the Workshop:

A fan-favorite annual event, the Op-Ed Boot Camp is the perfect opportunity for student journalists to take your op-ed writing and pitching skills to the next level! You’ll learn from Steve Holmes (of the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN) and get tips from fellow students who have successfully placed op-eds in major media outlets.

About Student Press Freedom Day

This event is part of the SPLC’s Student Press Freedom Day 2023 programming.

Join us for the fifth annual Student Press Freedom Day on Feb. 23, 2023, as student journalists across the United States raise awareness of the challenges they face, celebrate their contributions to their schools and communities, and take actions to protect and restore their First Amendment freedoms.

Participate in expert-led training workshops (like the Spokesperson training!), an op-ed coaching program, student-led community forums, and a letter writing party on behalf of New Voices. Or get creative and plan your own Student Press Freedom Day activities! Your involvement is what makes the day truly impactful.