Student journalists across the country (and beyond) made their voices heard during the fifth annual Student Press Freedom Day.
Author: Devin Yingling
Uncertainty, censorship of chosen names, and adviser burnout — SPLC staff reflects on convention conversations￼
SPLC taught nine workshops over the course of three days at the National High School Journalism Convention in Los Angeles, covering topics ranging from New Voices training sessions to copyright law to reporting on #MeToo. During this time, SPLC staff connected with hundreds of young student journalists, advisors and teachers from across the country. Being… Continue reading Uncertainty, censorship of chosen names, and adviser burnout — SPLC staff reflects on convention conversations￼
Pulitzer-winners, packed rooms and in-depth legal trainings: highlights from SPLC’s return to in-person conventions
SPLC sponsored the keynote address with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, trained students through workshops and reconnected with the student journalism community.
Breaking down yearbook censorship in 2022￼
It's hard to overstate the importance of yearbooks as a form of student journalism. Yearbooks give students a platform to capture what their lives have been like throughout an academic year — a function that's even more crucial in the current moment, where students are living through so many challenging national and global circumstances. Yearbooks… Continue reading Breaking down yearbook censorship in 2022￼
Students across the US “Unmute Themselves” for 4th annual Student Press Freedom Day
On Feb. 24 student journalists and national press freedom organizations across the United States stood up and celebrated Student Press Freedom Day. Embracing the theme of “Unmute Yourself,” students and allies across the country did just that. Student Press Freedom Day is an annual nationwide event that recognizes student journalists, raises awareness of challenges facing… Continue reading Students across the US “Unmute Themselves” for 4th annual Student Press Freedom Day
SPLC ensures Washington New Voices bill effectively protects students’ rights
The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) began an on-ground initiative in Washington to implement the New Voices bill in order to ensure that students, advisers and administrators know their rights and how they must support free press under the law. Want to get involved with New Voices?New Voices is a student-powered nonpartisan grassroots movement of… Continue reading SPLC ensures Washington New Voices bill effectively protects students’ rights
SPLC trains hundreds of student journalists in preparation for Student Press Freedom Day
In preparation for the fourth annual Student Press Freedom Day on Feb. 24, the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) hosted a series of skills-building workshops which gave participants tangible skills they can utilize in their work both as journalists and as advocates for press freedom. Get involved this Student Press Freedom Day Student journalists must… Continue reading SPLC trains hundreds of student journalists in preparation for Student Press Freedom Day