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Apply Now: High School and College Press Freedom Awards

Each year, the Student Press Law Center presents a competitive high school journalism and college journalism award to recognize exceptional efforts in fighting for student press freedom. Examples include taking a stand against censorship or other threats to publishing, pushing back when initially denied public records and/or stories that expose misdeeds, malfeasance or corruption. The… Continue reading Apply Now: High School and College Press Freedom Awards

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Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act (2022)

In addition to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, states can provide additional free speech protection to their own citizens by enacting state laws or regulations. The Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act is such a provision. The law affirms the right of student journalists attending Hawaii public schools and colleges to determine the content… Continue reading Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act (2022)

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Mourning with the Uvalde Community

The Student Press Law Center joins in mourning the children and teachers killed yesterday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Schools should be a place of learning and joy, not a target for violence. Our hearts go out to the shattered families who have lost their precious children and family members.

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SPLC urges the Ohio State Supreme Court to hear an appeal in Gibson Bros. Inc. v. Oberlin College

The Student Press Law Center joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 16 other media companies and press advocacy groups in filing a brief urging the Ohio State Supreme Court to hear an appeal in Gibson Bros. Inc. v. Oberlin College. In March, an Ohio appellate court held the private college liable… Continue reading SPLC urges the Ohio State Supreme Court to hear an appeal in Gibson Bros. Inc. v. Oberlin College

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SPLC Seeking Organizing Associate

About the Student Press Law Center: The Student Press Law Center (“SPLC”) is an independent, nonpartisan 501c(3) based in Washington, D.C. which works at the intersection of law, journalism and education to promote, support and defend the First Amendment rights of student journalists at the high school and college level.  Founded in 1974, the Student… Continue reading SPLC Seeking Organizing Associate