PRESS RELEASE: SPLC responds to article questioning 2007 College Press Freedom Award

In a Dec. 17 article, the Monroe (La.) News Star questionedwhether the Student Press Law Center was aware of charges of plagiarism broughtagainst the Gramblinite, Grambling State University's studentnewspaper, when the SPLC and the Associated Collegiate Press awarded its 2007College Press Freedom Award to Darryl Smith, former editor in chief of thenewspaper, in October.