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.
Student press-rights legislation won unanimous approval in the Vermont Senate and in key committees in Indiana and Washington. Bills modeled on the New Voices of North Dakota Act are progressing in five states, and being prepared in several others.
A new bill could end the protections of the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act for members of education institutions, including students.
New Voices legislation in Arizona is one step closer to becoming law after moving unanimously Monday through the state Senate.
Students at George Mason University are suing the school and its foundation for records of donations from private donors, according to a release Thursday.
President Donald Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t really like the news media. Still, there's evidence his Supreme Court nominee supports student speech.
The battle over Title IX records in Kentucky just got bigger, as Western Kentucky University and the College Heights Herald are joining the fight.
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