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.
Students at one of the nation’s largest private universities are using a little-known tactic as a method of protesting unpopular decisions by university administrators: FERPA requests.
Battling hoaxes and partisan news, legislators in California are the latest to propose curriculum changes in order to educate students about the media they consume daily.
State senators in Wyoming last week voted to indefinitely postpone a bill that would have given students a heightened sense of digital privacy.
The introduction of Senate Bill 18 to the Vermont legislature on January 12 is only the latest attempt by Sen. Jeanette White, D-Windham, to codify press freedom for students in Vermont state law.
A fractious news conference, preparations for inaugural coverage, and other highlights from news of the news.
School officials in Pennsylvania have suspended, and are seeking to expel, a student for posting a video mash-up with the song "Pumped Up Kicks."
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College campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods regularly are the scene of mass public gatherings, some celebratory and some enraged, some planned and some spontaneous.
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