Past Programs

  • Year of the Student Journalist - Brave, dedicated student journalists report important stories and produce content that shines a light on their community. Sometimes they are the only reporters in the room at important public meetings. They often break stories through diligent investigation and good reporting. Yet student journalists are continually threatened by censorship, retaliation, budget cuts, lack of access and… Continue reading Year of the Student Journalist
  • Gender and Censorship - From 2016-18, the Student Press Law Center piloted a program to train and empower college age women to partner with high schoolers on projects focused on free press and free expression. The Active Voice initiative was rooted in the findings of a 2016 study that revealed school censorship of journalism disproportionately targets female teens, marginalizing… Continue reading Gender and Censorship
  • Hazelwood @ 30 - This year, 2018, marks 30 years since the Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier decision was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The SPLC is leading the call throughout the year to raise awareness about the Hazelwood decision, publicize its destructive legacy and focus on the need for New Voices legislation to protect student journalists’ rights. The Hazelwood Day of… Continue reading Hazelwood @ 30
  • SPLC 40th Anniversary Dinner - On Oct. 16, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Student Press Law Center will celebrate a big birthday. Please join us in commemorating 40 years of free legal aid to high school journalists, college journalists and educators everywhere. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. NPR’s Audie Cornish will emcee… Continue reading SPLC 40th Anniversary Dinner