NEWS RELEASE: “Courage in Student Journalism Award” goes to Utah couriers of democracy who launched a news website after their school censored them

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 3, 2018 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ dmk@splc.org For their ingenuity and daring to publish a story about the firing of a popular teacher on a website they created after it was censored from their newspaper, Conor Spahr and Max Gordon are the recipients of the 2018… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: “Courage in Student Journalism Award” goes to Utah couriers of democracy who launched a news website after their school censored them

NEWS RELEASE: The Southwestern College Sun recognized with national award for holding law enforcement agencies accountable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT 27, 2018 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ dmk@splc.org For doggedly exposing controversies involving campus and local police, The Southwestern College Sun is the recipient of the Student Press Law Center’s 2017 Reveille Seven College Press Freedom Award. “The culture at The Sun is to speak truth to… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: The Southwestern College Sun recognized with national award for holding law enforcement agencies accountable

Back to School Tips — Day Four: Start the year right with your school’s administrators

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 Welcome back to school! From Sept. 4-7 we're posting an article each day with links to key legal issues and topics that will help get your academic year off to a strong start.  Our Day Four links can help you develop a professional, candid relationship with administrators. They don’t always like what… Continue reading Back to School Tips — Day Four: Start the year right with your school’s administrators

Back to School Tips — Day Three: Copyright, model agreements and other key topics

Thursday, Sept. 6 Welcome back to school! From Sept. 4-7 we're posting links to key legal issues and topics to ensure your academic year is off to a great start.Day One: Strong journalism is your best defense.Day Two: Having "The Talk"Our Day Three links center on the complexities of copyright and other journalism and legal… Continue reading Back to School Tips — Day Three: Copyright, model agreements and other key topics

Back to School Tips — Day Two: Having “The Talk”

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5 Welcome back to school! From Sept. 4-7 we're posting links to key legal issues and topics to ensure your academic year is off to a great start.   Day One: Strong journalism is your best defense. Our Day Two topic is about how to be an effective journalism adviser. As the school… Continue reading Back to School Tips — Day Two: Having “The Talk”

Back to School Tips — Day One: Strong journalism is your best defense.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 4 Welcome back to school! From Sept. 4-7 we're posting links to key legal issues and topics to ensure your academic year is off to a great start.  Our Day One theme is about how producing strong journalism is always your best defense. Basic knowledge of laws that affect journalism should be part… Continue reading Back to School Tips — Day One: Strong journalism is your best defense.

Va. adviser removed after students criticize school conditions

VIRGINIA — A dispute with school administrators over newspaper content has cost Kate LaRoue her job as adviser of the Madison County High School Mountaineer.

Now there may not even be a Mountaineer for her students to return to this year, as the journalism class disappeared from the 2011-2012 schedule in favor of a class labeled “Desktop Publishing.”

LaRoue learned less than three weeks before the new school year started that instead of teaching journalism and English at MCHS, as she had done the year before, she was scheduled to teach in the new Alternative Education department on a separate campus.