Read the full letter SPLC sent to the Seminole County School Board urging them to adopt a new student media publications policy to prevent future censorship in the district.
SPLC commends the Seminole County School Board for rejecting the censorship of the Lyman High School yearbook and compromising with students.
For World Press Freedom Day, the Student Press Law Center and PEN America co-sponsored a panel discussion at the UNESCO Global Conference.
The Student Press Law Center is republishing this censored editorial in full after Texas High School removed it.
🧵High school students in Texas are fighting back against censorship of an editorial critiquing the school searching students' cars for drugs. SPLC attorneys say the story was well written and legally clean.
All around the country, an alarming trend has emerged: state governments are adopting school curriculum restrictions - some of which may impact student journalists. Called “anti-CRT”, “divisive concepts” or “don’t say gay” laws, these laws significantly - and often ambiguously - restrict what can and cannot be discussed in school materials. For student journalists, this… Continue reading What is all this talk about “Prohibited Concepts” and how does it affect student journalists?
Hilde Lysiak encourages her peers to pursue the truth and stand up to censorship and intimidation, because their stories matter.
SPLC is collecting information on the censorship student journalists are facing regarding use of chosen names and preferred pronouns.
SPLC taught nine workshops over the course of three days at the National High School Journalism Convention in Los Angeles, covering topics ranging from New Voices training sessions to copyright law to reporting on #MeToo. During this time, SPLC staff connected with hundreds of young student journalists, advisors and teachers from across the country. Being… Continue reading Uncertainty, censorship of chosen names, and adviser burnout — SPLC staff reflects on convention conversations￼
It's hard to overstate the importance of yearbooks as a form of student journalism. Yearbooks give students a platform to capture what their lives have been like throughout an academic year — a function that's even more crucial in the current moment, where students are living through so many challenging national and global circumstances. Yearbooks… Continue reading Breaking down yearbook censorship in 2022￼