NEWS RELEASE: Student Press Law Center Statement on Government Involvement in Promoting “Free Inquiry”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2019 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, SPLC director of engagement, (202) 728-7267 dmk@splc.org We are concerned by the attempt by government to insert itself into “free inquiry” and the debates around free speech on campus at both the federal and state level. Since 1974, the Student Press Law Center has been… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: Student Press Law Center Statement on Government Involvement in Promoting “Free Inquiry”

Highlights from Year of the Student Journalist

Spearheaded by SPLC, the Freedom Forum Institute and the Newseum, the Year of the Student Journalist will consists of a calendar year (2019) of high-profile national programming and local student-led events designed to raise awareness about the important role of student journalists, the struggles they face, the need for state-based legislation to protect the First Amendment rights of… Continue reading Highlights from Year of the Student Journalist

New Voices in your state

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R/C/I-Corning) and Senator Tom O'Mara (R/C/I-Big Flats) visited student journalists at Corning-Painted Post High School's Tesserae yearbook on Friday, February 1 to present them a copy of the resolutions the legislators co-sponsored, recognizing January 30 as Student Press Freedom Day in the State of New York. Both Palmesano and O'Mara are co-sponsors of New York's New Voices legislation, the Student Journalist Free Speech Act.

Students around the country write op-eds advocating for student press freedom

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 and news… Continue reading Students around the country write op-eds advocating for student press freedom

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 Contacts: Diana Mitsu Klos, SPLC director of engagement, (202) 728-7267 dmk@splc.orgSonya Gavankar, Newseum director of public relations, (202) 292-6625 sgavankar@freedomforum.org (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

NEWS RELEASE: The Student Press Law Center and Issuu announce the We Are Not The Enemy Impact Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 30, 2019 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ dmk@splc.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

SPLC Student Advisory Board — Apply now!

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!

SPLC spearheads coalition to fight censorship incident in Arkansas

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

NEWS RELEASE: 500 organizations and individuals sign on to joint statement condemning mass murder at the Capital Gazette and negative environment for journalists

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.