March 2018: Experts share tools and ideas for reporting on DACA

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Three experts joined the Student Press Law Center and the Education Writers Association for a webinar on understanding how to report on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The Chronicle of Higher Education Senior Writer Katherine Mangan, Education Week staff writer Corey Mitchell and immigration lawyer Dina Francesca Haynes explained some story… Continue reading March 2018: Experts share tools and ideas for reporting on DACA

February 2018 Podcast: Richard “Dick” Prince on the need for newsroom diversity

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We speak with Richard "Dick" Prince about his origins as a reporter, going up against the Washington Post in the 1970s, and why newsrooms need to become more diverse. Prince’s column is at journal-isms.com. He also writes for theroot.com. Long-form story about the Metro Seven: bit.ly/2s8CSUd Yes, it’s a huge deal to have a black… Continue reading February 2018 Podcast: Richard “Dick” Prince on the need for newsroom diversity

October 2017 Podcast: Freedom of the Press Foundation Executive Director Trevor Timm talks digital security for student journalists

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We speak with Trevor Timm, a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a nonprofit which works to protect journalists and their sources by offering free, open source digital security tools. Further reading on the incident where Harvard searched through student deans' email accounts to find the source of a… Continue reading October 2017 Podcast: Freedom of the Press Foundation Executive Director Trevor Timm talks digital security for student journalists

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

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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

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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

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"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

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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