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.
Many large public universities report zero or nearly zero liquor law violations and drug abuse offenses — a side effect of the wide variations allowed in reporting campus crimes under the federal Clery Act.
The award recognizes Hiestand's career of advocacy on behalf of student journalists and his nationwide free-speech awareness campaign, the "Tinker Tour"
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law Tuesday a bill designed to protect the free-speech rights of high school and college journalists, effective Oct. 1.
Some universities have tried to blend traditional student journalism with public relations, prompting ethics questions and some raised eyebrows.
A college journalism adviser believes he's been singled out unfairly with demands that he take additional graduate courses or lose his job, but the college insists the requirement was forced by an outside accrediting agency.
For the second time since 2010, the student media adviser at a two-year Wyoming college finds his job imperiled after students published articles about campus controversies that displeased administrators.
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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