Carolyn Heckle – a junior at Corning-Painted Post High School in Corning, New York – understands the importance of a free press and the power of a phone call. She and her classmates conducted a phone banking effort to advocate for student press freedom through the New York Student Journalist Free Speech Act. The law… Continue reading New York Students ‘Call’ for Student Press Freedom
The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) began an on-ground initiative in Washington to implement the New Voices bill in order to ensure that students, advisers and administrators know their rights and how they must support free press under the law. Want to get involved with New Voices?New Voices is a student-powered nonpartisan grassroots movement of… Continue reading SPLC ensures Washington New Voices bill effectively protects students’ rights
Join the Write In for Student Press Freedom February 24 @ 8p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT Sign up now The best thing you can do to improve student press freedom in your state is to talk to people in charge. Join us on Student Press Freedom Day for a letter writing party, where you’ll… Continue reading Write in for Student Press Freedom
What do Hawaii and West Virginia have in common? They both took huge steps toward restoring and protecting student press freedom on February 3, when legislative committees in both states recommended New Voices legislation for passage. Students in both states testified remotely before their representative Education committees, highlighting both the stories they have been able… Continue reading Hawaii and West Virginia are taking steps to protect student press freedom
Learn how student journalists have changed the press freedom landscape in their states, plus concrete strategies for working with legislators and other decision makers to restore and protect the freedom of the student press.
For immediate release: December 22, 2021 For more information: Andrew Benson | firstname.lastname@example.org Download as a PDF Student Press Law Center commends New Jersey and Gov. Phil Murphy for codifying student press freedom WASHINGTON — The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) commends the State of New Jersey and Gov. Phil Murphy for their recent passage and yesterday’s… Continue reading New Jersey Becomes 15th New Voices State
New in 2021: Beginning advocates welcome! The Institute will include two tracks, one for experienced New Voices advocates who want to take their leadership and organizing skills to the next level, and one for new advocates who want to be a big part of New Voices.
For immediate release: June 24, 2021For more information: Hillary Davis | email@example.com The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) commends the New Jersey legislature for passing A169 / S108, legislation to restore and protect the press freedom of New Jersey’s student journalists. SPLC calls on Governor Murphy to sign the legislation, at which time New Jersey will become… Continue reading New Jersey passes law protecting student press freedom
Teens for Press Freedom, New Voices New York, and the Student Press Law Center hosted a rally in support of New York’s Student Journalist Free Speech Act. Teens for Press Freedom, New Voices New York, PEN America, Student Press Law Center, and approximately 40 high school students gathered in New York City to advocate for… Continue reading Teens rally to ‘Stand for Speech’ in NYC
SPLC commends the recent steps taken by the state of Iowa which enable student publication advisers to guide their students without fear of censorship or disciplinary action.