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.
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A Winnebago County Circuit Court judge ruled against a professor who tried to stop the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh from releasing his personnel records to student journalist Alex Nemec.
University of Wisconsin schools will now be required to suspend students after two violations and expel them after three.
A high school paper was confiscated by administrators who disapproved of two articles exploring why students smoke marijuana.
As the debate over free speech on college campuses continues across the country, it's important for student journalists to prepare themselves. Are you ready to cover this issue when it comes to your school?
A federal appeals court decided Oct. 2 that a Georgia school board's efforts to pre-approve public speakers at board meetings are unconstitutional.
Now is the time to be applying for journalism internships and fellowships for spring and summer of 2018. Many news organizations have deadlines in October and early November, so here's a list to get you started.
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