We loved meeting you at the Spring NHSJC!

The Student Press Law Center team is thrilled to be able to connect with students and advisers in person again, but don’t forget that our services are here for you year round! We hope you’ll stay connected through our legal hotline, newsletter, social media, SPLC in the Classroom and more. To make it easy, we’ve collected some of our top resources on this page. Check it out!

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Let us meet you in your newsroom or classroom! Invite an SPLC expert to come speak to your class or newsroom via Zoom. Speakers will join you for up to 40 minutes (including Q & A) and can present on one of these topics:

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  • Libel and defamation
  • Covering the coronavirus
  • Covering protests
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