NEWS RELEASE: Courage in Student Journalism Award” goes to Burlington, Vermont high school editors who successfully fought censorship

BHS Register editors speak to the Burlington school board on Thursday. Left to right: Jenna Peterson, Julia Shannon-Grillo, and Halle Newman. VTDigger / Lola Duffort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 23, 2019 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ dmk@splc.org WASHINGTON, D.C. - Students from Burlington, Vermont who broke a story about alleged inappropriate behavior by a faculty member and triumphed over both censorship and prior review are being honored with the “Courage in Student Journalism Award.”  “We fought… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: Courage in Student Journalism Award” goes to Burlington, Vermont high school editors who successfully fought censorship

Student Press Freedom Day 2019

The Torch, Bergen Community College (Paramus, N.J.) Photo courtesy of Edriel Fimbres, photo editor

The Student Press Law Center called for students around the country to plan and lead events to demand #StudentPressFreedom on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Highlights from the Day: Kicking off Year of the Student Journalist Student Press Freedom Day marked the official beginning of Year of the Student Journalist, a joint project by the SPLC, Newseum,… Continue reading Student Press Freedom Day 2019

NEWS RELEASE: The Lantern recognized with national award for holding The Ohio State University accountable via public records

Editor-in-Chief Kaylee Harter accepted the Student Press Law Center’s 2018 Reveille Seven College Press Freedom Award on behalf of Ohio State University's The Lantern. / Photo by Danielle Dieterich

For excellence in pursuing public records that surfaced a controversy involving the university football coaching staff and in another instance taking the university to court for holding back police reports, The Lantern at The Ohio State University is the recipient of the Student Press Law Center’s 2018 Reveille Seven College Press Freedom Award. “The Lantern… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: The Lantern recognized with national award for holding The Ohio State University accountable via public records

Copyright Law Presentation

This presentation begins with a brief introduction of the history and goals behind copyright. It then explores some of the basics of copyright, including questions about copyright eligibility, copyright duration, registration, obtaining copyright permissions and its distinction from other intellectual property rights (patent, trademark) and plagiarism. Finally, considerable time is spent discussing copyright law's Fair… Continue reading Copyright Law Presentation

Reporter’s Privilege guide: Alabama – Illinois

Reporter’s privilege laws vary by state. Some laws provide broad protection, shielding both unpublished and published information as well as confidential and non-confidential sources and information. Others are less protective. While most states have not had occasion to consider whether their reporters privilege law is applicable to student journalists, those that have have generally not distinguished between student and commercial media in extending the privilege to cover student reporters.

Student Press Law Center statement in support of The Daily Targum at Rutgers University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2019 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ dmk@splc.org (PDF of the news release) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Student Press Law Center stands by the student journalists of The Daily Targum as they seek funding to ensure the news organization’s survival. The newspaper, established 150 years ago and… Continue reading Student Press Law Center statement in support of The Daily Targum at Rutgers University

NEWS RELEASE: SPLC creates Nick Ferentinos New Voices Fellows Program to support “New Voices” student press rights movement

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2019  Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ dmk@splc.org  (PDF of the news release) WASHINGTON – Today, the Student Press Law Center announces the establishment of the Nick Ferentinos New Voices Fellows Program to support students to advocate for state-based student press freedom. The program is being established… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: SPLC creates Nick Ferentinos New Voices Fellows Program to support “New Voices” student press rights movement

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”