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The Student Press Law Center thrives at the intersection of law, journalism and education to promote, support and defend the rights of student journalists and their advisers at the high school and college levels.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan SPLC provides information, training and legal assistance at no charge to student journalists and the educators who work with them. Founded in 1974, the SPLC, based in Washington, D.C. is a small organization with an outsized impact across the country.

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Can school officials search my personal social media accounts?

Every week, Student Press Law Center attorneys answer a frequently asked question about student media law in “Ask SPLC.” Q: Are school officials allowed to search for and look at my personal (non-school-affiliated) social media accounts without my permission? A: Yes. Once you post something online it’s pretty much fair game for anyone (school officials, current or… Continue reading Can school officials search my personal social media accounts?

Apply now to these paid summer 2020 internships

Every month the Student Press Law Center publishes a list of paid journalism internships. Here are some internships with upcoming deadlines. Student Press Law Center (Washington D.C.) • Journalism Interns – The Student Press Law Center is seeking passionate student journalists with an interest in justice. We’re looking for self-starting, experienced young reporters to chronicle… Continue reading Apply now to these paid summer 2020 internships