Carolyn Heckle – a junior at Corning-Painted Post High School in Corning, New York – understands the importance of a free press and the power of a phone call. She and her classmates conducted a phone banking effort to advocate for student press freedom through the New York Student Journalist Free Speech Act. The law… Continue reading New York Students ‘Call’ for Student Press Freedom
Author: Andrew Benson
News Release: The “RedEye” at duPont Manual High School wins The Courage in Student Journalism Award
For Immediate Release: December 3, 2021 Contact: Andrew Benson | abenson@SPLC.org Washington, DC— The Student Press Law Center is excited to award the 2021 Courage in Student Journalism Award to the RedEye at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Students within the Journalism and Communication magnet program exposed Nazi and antisemitic language and images… Continue reading News Release: The “RedEye” at duPont Manual High School wins The Courage in Student Journalism Award
Delays and redactions: The legal battle for sexual misconduct records in Kentucky just won’t end
Four years after the Herald's initial records request, the college turned over documents related to 39 sexual misconduct investigations from the past decade.
Teens rally to ‘Stand for Speech’ in NYC
Teens for Press Freedom, New Voices New York, and the Student Press Law Center hosted a rally in support of New York’s Student Journalist Free Speech Act. Teens for Press Freedom, New Voices New York, PEN America, Student Press Law Center, and approximately 40 high school students gathered in New York City to advocate for… Continue reading Teens rally to ‘Stand for Speech’ in NYC
SPLC commends Iowa’s recent efforts to extend censorship protections to advisers
SPLC commends the recent steps taken by the state of Iowa which enable student publication advisers to guide their students without fear of censorship or disciplinary action.