SPLC urges the Ohio State Supreme Court to hear an appeal in Gibson Bros. Inc. v. Oberlin College

Read the Amicus Brief The Student Press Law Center joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 16 other media companies and press advocacy groups in filing a brief urging the Ohio State Supreme Court to hear an appeal in Gibson Bros. Inc. v. Oberlin College. In March, an Ohio appellate court held… Continue reading SPLC urges the Ohio State Supreme Court to hear an appeal in Gibson Bros. Inc. v. Oberlin College

What is all this talk about “Prohibited Concepts” and how does it affect student journalists?

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All around the country, an alarming trend has emerged: state governments are adopting school curriculum restrictions - some of which may impact student journalists. Called “anti-CRT”, “divisive concepts” or “don’t say gay” laws, these laws significantly - and often ambiguously - restrict what can and cannot be discussed in school materials. For student journalists, this… Continue reading What is all this talk about “Prohibited Concepts” and how does it affect student journalists?

Uncertainty, censorship of chosen names, and adviser burnout — SPLC staff reflects on convention conversations

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SPLC taught nine workshops over the course of three days at the National High School Journalism Convention in Los Angeles, covering topics ranging from New Voices training sessions to copyright law to reporting on #MeToo. During this time, SPLC staff connected with hundreds of young student journalists, advisors and teachers from across the country. Being… Continue reading Uncertainty, censorship of chosen names, and adviser burnout — SPLC staff reflects on convention conversations

Q&A with Ashleigh Fields, Editor-in-Chief of Howard University’s The Hilltop

Interview by Alexis Mason, Outreach and Operations Manager at the Student Press Law Center Student journalists are vital and keep their schools and communities connected and informed. SPLC recognizes the importance of student journalism and we want to use these Q&As to amplify their accomplishments, highlight the challenges they face, and broaden the understanding of… Continue reading Q&A with Ashleigh Fields, Editor-in-Chief of Howard University’s The Hilltop