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￼
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Michael Bolden joins Student Press Law Center Board
The Student Press Law Center is delighted to welcome media, education and nonprofit veteran Michael Bolden to its Board of Directors.
Pulitzer-winners, packed rooms and in-depth legal trainings: highlights from SPLC’s return to in-person conventions
SPLC sponsored the keynote address with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, trained students through workshops and reconnected with the student journalism community.
APPLY NOW: Join the Global Press Freedom Advocacy Institute with SPLC and PEN America￼
On March 29, the Student Press Law Center, in collaboration with PEN America, will launch the first-ever Global Press Freedom Advocacy Institute for student journalists.
Students across the US “Unmute Themselves” for 4th annual Student Press Freedom Day
On Feb. 24 student journalists and national press freedom organizations across the United States stood up and celebrated Student Press Freedom Day. Embracing the theme of “Unmute Yourself,” students and allies across the country did just that. Student Press Freedom Day is an annual nationwide event that recognizes student journalists, raises awareness of challenges facing… Continue reading Students across the US “Unmute Themselves” for 4th annual Student Press Freedom Day
New York Students ‘Call’ for Student Press Freedom
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
SPLC trains hundreds of student journalists in preparation for Student Press Freedom Day
In preparation for the fourth annual Student Press Freedom Day on Feb. 24, the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) hosted a series of skills-building workshops which gave participants tangible skills they can utilize in their work both as journalists and as advocates for press freedom. Get involved this Student Press Freedom Day Student journalists must… Continue reading SPLC trains hundreds of student journalists in preparation for Student Press Freedom Day
Write in for Student Press Freedom
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
SPLC supports The Battalion at Texas A&M￼
The Student Press Law Center joined a coalition of professional and collegiate media groups in writing an open letter to Texas A&M University’s president, calling on her to reverse her decision to stop the print edition of its student newspaper
Hawaii and West Virginia are taking steps to protect 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