NEWS RELEASE: Student Press Law Center Statement on Government Involvement in Promoting “Free Inquiry”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2019 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, SPLC director of engagement, (202) 728-7267 dmk@splc.org We are concerned by the attempt by government to insert itself into “free inquiry” and the debates around free speech on campus at both the federal and state level. Since 1974, the Student Press Law Center has been… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: Student Press Law Center Statement on Government Involvement in Promoting “Free Inquiry”

NEWS RELEASE: The Year of the Student Journalist will highlight the importance of these students and the need to support them and their work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 30, 2019 Contacts: Diana Mitsu Klos, SPLC director of engagement, (202) 728-7267 dmk@splc.orgSonya Gavankar, Newseum director of public relations, (202) 292-6625 sgavankar@freedomforum.org (PDF version) WASHINGTON — Today the Freedom Forum Institute, the Newseum and the Student Press Law Center  declare 2019 the Year of the Student Journalist. This announcement is made in… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: The Year of the Student Journalist will highlight the importance of these students and the need to support them and their work

NEWS RELEASE: The Student Press Law Center and Issuu announce the We Are Not The Enemy Impact Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 30, 2019 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ dmk@splc.org (PDF version) WASHINGTON — Today, as part of Student Press Freedom Day, the Student Press Law Center, with lead donor Issuu, is announcing the creation of the We Are Not the Enemy Impact Fund.   Created by a consortium… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: The Student Press Law Center and Issuu announce the We Are Not The Enemy Impact Fund

SPLC spearheads coalition to fight censorship incident in Arkansas

An Arkansas school district censored a high school student newspaper, halted its publication and put it under a prior review policy in response to an investigative story and editorial about the transfer of six football players to a rival high school. The Har-Ber Herald's story was factual and reflected thorough reporting, including the use of… Continue reading SPLC spearheads coalition to fight censorship incident in Arkansas

NEWS RELEASE: “Courage in Student Journalism Award” goes to Utah couriers of democracy who launched a news website after their school censored them

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 3, 2018 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ dmk@splc.org For their ingenuity and daring to publish a story about the firing of a popular teacher on a website they created after it was censored from their newspaper, Conor Spahr and Max Gordon are the recipients of the 2018… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: “Courage in Student Journalism Award” goes to Utah couriers of democracy who launched a news website after their school censored them

NEWS RELEASE: The Southwestern College Sun recognized with national award for holding law enforcement agencies accountable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT 27, 2018 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ dmk@splc.org For doggedly exposing controversies involving campus and local police, The Southwestern College Sun is the recipient of the Student Press Law Center’s 2017 Reveille Seven College Press Freedom Award. “The culture at The Sun is to speak truth to… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: The Southwestern College Sun recognized with national award for holding law enforcement agencies accountable

STATEMENT OF CONCERN: University of Southern California and the Daily Trojan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2018 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ dmk@splc.org / @SPLC The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) is concerned about the recent situation wherein an official of the University of Southern California briefly restricted a journalist for the Daily Trojan newspaper from taking notes and reporting on a public forum for students, staff… Continue reading STATEMENT OF CONCERN: University of Southern California and the Daily Trojan

NEWS RELEASE: 500 organizations and individuals sign on to joint statement condemning mass murder at the Capital Gazette and negative environment for journalists

In the wake of the deadly shootings at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday, 500 organizations and individuals have signed a strong statement spearheaded by the Student Press Law Center calling for an end to the environment which threatens journalists.

SPLC sends letter to Texas school district to stop censoring student media, 17 orgs sign on

Following multiple instances of censorship of an award-winning online student newspaper and the ouster of its acclaimed adviser, the Student Press Law Center asks district administrators overseeing Prosper (Texas) High School to update its publications policy in line with the First Amendment right to free press.