An Arkansas school district censored a high school student newspaper, halted its publication and put it under a prior review policy in response to an investigative story and editorial about the transfer of six football players to a rival high school. The Har-Ber Herald's story was factual and reflected thorough reporting, including the use of… Continue reading SPLC spearheads coalition to fight censorship incident in Arkansas
In the wake of the deadly shootings at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday, 500 organizations and individuals have signed a strong statement spearheaded by the Student Press Law Center calling for an end to the environment which threatens journalists.
A Texas student whose high school insisted on claiming ownership of photos he took for use in student media publications dismissed his lawsuit against school officials this week after the school district backed down and acknowledged his ownership.
Following multiple instances of censorship of an award-winning online student newspaper and the ouster of its acclaimed adviser, the Student Press Law Center asks district administrators overseeing Prosper (Texas) High School to update its publications policy in line with the First Amendment right to free press.
Join the Student Press Law Center at 4 p.m. ET on Wed. May 9 to learn about the risks journalism advisers face and how to stave off (or confront) retaliation.
As students lead walk outs and actions across the nation to demand an end to gun violence, the Student Press Law Center — the nation’s only legal services organization dedicated solely to protecting the First Amendment rights of student journalists — is launching an expanded hotline and resource hub to ensure safe and accurate reporting on this movement.
The Student Press Law Center is teaming up with Education Writers Association to offer context to the debate over DACA, a program President Obama created to temporarily shield young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.
Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. ET the Student Press Law Center will host a live webinar featuring three legal experts to tell us about the past, present and future of student media censorship in the aftermath of the 1988 Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier Supreme Court case.
Learn what kinds of records you can look for, where to request them from and what to do if you run into problems. We also show some of the resources available on our website.
The SPLC has cosigned a letter with Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and National Coalition Against Censorship demanding Texas State University reverse its threats to defund TSU's student newspaper in the wake of a controversial op-ed.