The managing editor for digital news at National Public Radio and an award-winning journalist and former high school journalism adviser have been elected to the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors.
Mike Hiestand, who over the last 20 years at the Student Press Law Center has provided direct legal assistance to more than 14,500 high school and college journalists and advisers, received the esteemed Louis Ingelhart First Amendment Award at this weekend’s National College Media Convention in Orlando.
Two student journalists who overcame their high school’s attempt to shutter the student newspaper after the students sought to publish a news story about a classmate’s death are the recipients of the 2011 Courage in Student Journalism Award.
The editors and staff of The Sun at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA., who endured threats and harassment from their administration in an attempt to keep them from publishing, are the recipients of this year’s College Press Freedom Award.
Cincinnati attorney Richard M. Goehler, who served as Chair of the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors until his death earlier this year, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists for his lifetime service to the field.
Directors of the Student Press Law Center, the nonprofit advocacy group for the student media, confirmed a new slate of officers Friday and added three new members to its 15-member Board.
Richard M. Goehler, a Cincinnati media-law attorney and Chairman of the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors, died early today at age 54 following a 10-month battle with leukemia.
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Two Arizona student journalists who prevailed over the high school'scensorship of a news article and finally published their story 10 months later,and a Michigan principal who defended his journalism students against amisleading attack campaign by community critics, are the recipients of the 2010Courage in Student Journalism Awards.
The student winners are the staff of The Challenge at ThunderbirdHigh School in Glendale, Ariz., led by former editor-in-chief Vaughn Hillyardand business manager Sophia Curran.
The staff of the Northwest Trail, the student newspaper at Northwest College, a two-year school in Powell, Wyo., is the 2010 winner of the College Press Freedom Award for continuing to pursue serious journalism on controversial subjects, even after the newspaper's adviser was fired for encouraging students to do exactly that.
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