SPLC’s Impact

How SPLC supported students in 2020

2020 brought challenges for all of us, and student journalists found themselves at the center of the biggest stories and issues of the year. At every step, they rose to the occasion, and SPLC acted quickly and decisively to meet their changing needs. Read more about our work in 2020 supporting student through the COVID-19 pandemic, a summer of racial justice protests and targeting by police, an escalating financial crisis for student media and the fight for New Voices laws to protect student press freedom.

See our “SPLC in 2020” document for more. (Click for full size)

Impact stories

A few words from our friends and fans

  • From a column by The Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan:
    “In recent months, millions of dollars in donations have rained down upon journalism organizations … But one tiny outfit, working out of a windowless Washington office, has not benefited. That’s unfortunate since its constituency — vast numbers of high school and college journalists — is far bigger than the number of professional journalists.” 
  • From a Columbia Journalism Review story: “Groups like the SPLC —dedicated to First Amendment and media law, and doing impactful work, but not as well known as some of its bigger brethren — deserve attention.” 

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