The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student First Amendment rights, for freedom of online speech, and for open government on campus. The SPLC provides information, training and legal assistance at no charge to student journalists and the educators who work with them.
Americans have never been more reliant on students to bring them the day's news. We make sure students can fearlessly share ideas and information free from retaliation.
We're shining a spotlight in the dark crevices of campuses where financial mismanagement and safety hazards hide. Citizen engagement starts with open, accountable government.
Students want a say in education policy, and policymakers need to hear their unique perspective. We help young people use their voices to advocate for social change.
The student editorial board slammed the decision by professional staff members to pull a strip club ad after media attention and reader backlash.
SPLC's Adam Goldstein discusses the First Amendment and threats on free speech in K-12 schools and college campuses with Baylor University President Ken Starr.
A high school newspaper accused administrators of unlawfully picking students to serve on an advisory committee, instead of opening up the positions to a student election.
A complaint filed in U.S. district court cites remarks by KU budget committee members tying the newspaper's 50 percent funding reduction to a sharply worded editorial calling for reforms in campus elections.
The Daily Kansan is alleging that the Student Senate cut its funding in half in response to an editorial criticizing the student government.
The student-run news site, KnightNews.com, had sued the university in 2013 for redacting public records and shutting reporters out of disciplinary hearings.
College campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods regularly are the scene of mass public gatherings, some celebratory and some enraged, some planned and some spontaneous.
The Student Press Law Center answers your most frequently asked questions about a student’s right to a free press.
The Student Press Law Center answers your most frequently asked questions about open records and open meetings.
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