As part of Student Press Freedom Day, the kickoff event of Year of the Student Journalist, students around the country published op-eds about the importance of a free student press. More than 50 student publications have published so far and more are jumping in all the time. The messages behind these opinion pieces — the… Continue reading Students around the country join op-ed campaign advocating for student press freedom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 30, 2019 Contacts: Diana Mitsu Klos, SPLC director of engagement, (202) 728-7267 firstname.lastname@example.orgSonya Gavankar, Newseum director of public relations, (202) 292-6625 email@example.com (PDF version) WASHINGTON — Today the Freedom Forum Institute, the Newseum and the Student Press Law Center declare 2019 the Year of the Student Journalist. This announcement is made in… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: The Year of the Student Journalist will highlight the importance of these students and the need to support them and their work
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 30, 2019 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ firstname.lastname@example.org (PDF version) WASHINGTON — Today, as part of Student Press Freedom Day, the Student Press Law Center, with lead donor Issuu, is announcing the creation of the We Are Not the Enemy Impact Fund. Created by a consortium… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: The Student Press Law Center and Issuu announce the We Are Not The Enemy Impact Fund
In an effort to ensure that we are staying as relevant and forward-thinking as possible, the SPLC is creating a Student Advisory Board which will work with us to advise us on the SPLC's work, programs and profile. It will not be a heavy lift: one video conference meeting per month with some emails in between with… Continue reading SPLC Student Advisory Board — Apply now!
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.