Introducing the 2017-18 Fellows

[su_header_text]Meet The 2017-18 Fellows[/su_header_text] We are proud to announce our second annual class of Active Voice fellowship recipients. Active Voice is designed both to help diversify the field of First Amendment advocacy and to build a support system for high-school journalists struggling to exercise their free-press rights. Each fellow will design and implement a project of… Continue reading Introducing the 2017-18 Fellows

“Graduation day” for the next generation of media leaders

By Frank LoMonte As an inquisitive tween growing up in the Los Angeles suburbs, Shine Cho regularly defied the family rule of silence at the dinner table. "I always asked questions. I really wanted to know about current events. I wanted to know about politics. I wanted to know who Hillary Clinton was when I… Continue reading “Graduation day” for the next generation of media leaders

Showtime in the Sunshine: Join us Thursday in Miami

After eight months of preparation, Active Voice coordinator Stephanie Leibert and the five inaugural fellowship recipients will be showcasing their work Thursday (April 20) at Miami's Florida International University. The Kopenhaver Center sponsors an annual conference on the status of women in media (spoiler alert: not nearly good enough) and a centerpiece of this year's… Continue reading Showtime in the Sunshine: Join us Thursday in Miami

Taking it to the streets: Active Voice fellows in the community

Across the country, students are learning new podcasting, blogging and broadcasting skills -- and the laws that may or may not fully protect their right to publish what they want -- in training workshops designed by the inaugural class of SPLC Active Voice fellows. At SXSWEdu in Austin, UT-Austin fellow Nashwa Bawab previewed some of… Continue reading Taking it to the streets: Active Voice fellows in the community

Active Voicers, Assemble! Chicago workshop kicks off inaugural fellowship year

"Find your voice. Own your voice. Don't be afraid" Five college journalists drawn from campuses from coast-to-coast got a two-day crash course in movement-building from experts in the legal, nonprofit and public-relations fields. The Aug. 18-19 workshop marked the kickoff of the inaugural round of Active Voice fellowships, awarded to college students with inventive ideas… Continue reading Active Voicers, Assemble! Chicago workshop kicks off inaugural fellowship year

FIU panel has some choice advice for would-be media moguls: Keep your insecurities to yourself

"Sit in the front row and raise your hand every chance you get." "You don't have to wear every insecurity you have on your sleeve." Leading women in media and communications dished out some tough-love advice for the next generation of aspiring news directors, executive editors and CEO's during a Tuesday panel organized by Florida International… Continue reading FIU panel has some choice advice for would-be media moguls: Keep your insecurities to yourself

Lady Journo Confessional: Colleen Murphy

[su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fKIqo7G0gM&feature=youtu.be"] Colleen Murphy, editor of The GW Hatchet, talks about her experience as a college journalist and a woman. Video by SPLC Intern Brooke Bean Music: Flying (Liquid D&B Mix) by stellarartwars (c) 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license