Do you know self-censorship when you see it? Many of the students who share their stories of self-censorship with SPLC indicate that they didn’t know they were engaged in self-censorship at the time. Candace Perkins Bowen, a professor at Kent State and longterm friend of SPLC, created this quiz so you can test your knowledge.
Student journalists must be empowered to tell the stories most important to their communities, free from overt censorship, and able to withstand the pressures that lead to self-censorship.
Take the quiz, share with your newsroom, and learn how to better identify and resist self-censorship. And remember, the Student Press Law Center is here to help! If you’ve been censored, or need any kind of media law help, contact our hotline.