September 2017 Podcast: Outgoing Executive Director Frank LoMonte introduces his successor, Hadar Harris

Frank LoMonte: Hi everyone, and welcome to another monthly installment of the Student Press Law Center’s podcast. The Student Press Law Center is a nonprofit advocate for the rights of young people working in journalism around the country and we help students everywhere get access to the information they need to tell compelling stories and… Continue reading September 2017 Podcast: Outgoing Executive Director Frank LoMonte introduces his successor, Hadar Harris

July 2017 Podcast: Raise Your Voice with Chris Evans

Vermont passed one of the strongest student press freedom bills in the nation this year, and University of Vermont journalism adviser Chris Evans led the 2017 campaign. This month, SPLC Executive Director Frank LoMonte sits down with Evans to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the successful push for a New Voices law in Vermont, the impact of… Continue reading July 2017 Podcast: Raise Your Voice with Chris Evans

June 2017 Podcast: That Sinking Feeling with Dash Shaw

"The world's a barren and horrible place, isn't it? These kids are the only hope left." That's the opening line in the theatrical trailer for the animated movie "My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea." The mixed media film hailed as “John Hughes for the Adult Swim generation” follows a team of muckraking high school journalists… Continue reading June 2017 Podcast: That Sinking Feeling with Dash Shaw

May 2017 Podcast: Use Your Active Voice with Genelle Belmas

The launch of SPLC's Active Voice Fellowship was informed by research emerging from the University of Kansas. Genelle Belmas and Piotr Bobkowski surveyed 461 high school journalists and found that both direct censorship by administrators and self-censorship were endemic among student journalists.The shock came with the disparity between genders – 41% of girls reported having been told not to… Continue reading May 2017 Podcast: Use Your Active Voice with Genelle Belmas

BONUS Podcast: How a political reporter is covering college athletics

This Podcast is running in tandem with the article, A political journalism veteran turns the spotlight on college athletics. INTRO: Hey listeners, this is James Hoyt, and I’m a reporting intern for the Student Press Law Center.This interview started out as a simple story about a New Mexico watchdog suing a university foundation, but it became… Continue reading BONUS Podcast: How a political reporter is covering college athletics

March 2017 Podcast: Protecting College Media as a “Tailored Public Forum” with Nicole Comparato

In 1988, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier drastically curtailed the free press rights of K-12 students, but the decision didn't address collegiate press and has since been applied inconsistently to journalists in the post-secondary setting. This month, Executive Director Frank LoMonte interviews Nicole Comparato, the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Law Review. Comparato proposed a better-defined public forum category for college press in… Continue reading March 2017 Podcast: Protecting College Media as a “Tailored Public Forum” with Nicole Comparato

March 2017 Podcast: Protecting College Media as a "Tailored Public Forum" with Nicole Comparato

In 1988, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier drastically curtailed the free press rights of K-12 students, but the decision didn't address collegiate press and has since been applied inconsistently to journalists in the post-secondary setting. This month, Executive Director Frank LoMonte interviews Nicole Comparato, the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Law Review. Comparato proposed a better-defined public forum category for college press in… Continue reading March 2017 Podcast: Protecting College Media as a "Tailored Public Forum" with Nicole Comparato

February 2017 Podcast: Taking the Temperature of Student Journalism

As a student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Simon Galperin decided to look backward – to his journalism education at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he co-founded Muckgers, an independent investigative and storytelling outlet covering the university. Seeking to gauge the strength and nature of the college journalism ecosystem, he conducted a survey… Continue reading February 2017 Podcast: Taking the Temperature of Student Journalism