Just a few days after a similar situation at a Missouri high school, the Lyman High School Greyhound yearbook in Florida withstood public public pressure to censor a spread.
The Student Press Law Center commends the Kirkwood administration for their courage and dedication to empowering student voices!
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.
The censorship of the Lyman High School yearbook is an extreme misuse of power by Seminole County Public Schools administrators.
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￼
On Friday, August 13, SPLC executive director Hadar Harris sent a letter to East End School District (Arkansas) Superintendent Heidi Wilson asking that she reprint pages which had been ripped from the Bigelow High School yearbook and distribute them to the full school community. Harris further asked that the Superintendent attach a formal written apology… Continue reading SPLC calls on Superintendent at Bigelow High School to reprint censored yearbook pages with an apology
The Student Press Law Center condemns the overt censorship of the yearbook by administrators at Bigelow High School in Arkansas.
A joint statement from the Student Press Law Center, Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association: Faced with unprecedented challenges this year, student journalists across the country have demonstrated remarkable fidelity in practicing the journalistic process. As professional news organizations model daily, reporting on newsworthy events is the duty of any media outlet. Scholastic… Continue reading Scholastic journalism organizations support essential coverage of Black Lives Matter movement
Contact: Hadar Harris, Executive DirectorStudent Press Law Center(202) 549-6316 / firstname.lastname@example.org Student Journalists Celebrate 3rd Annual Student Press Freedom Day on Feb. 26 Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the 3rd annual Student Press Freedom Day on Friday, Feb. 26th, the Student Press Law Center released a white paper today detailing a continuing pattern of censorship of student journalists by… Continue reading Censorship of Student Journalists Persists Despite their Essential Role Reporting on COVID, Protests, Racial Justice and Elections, New White Paper Finds