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.
It's not yet clear if the adviser, who was fired in retaliation for the student newspaper's reporting, will accept the offer to return to the university.
A bill filed in Nebraska would require universities to only present a single candidate's name to the public during presidential searches instead of four.
Maryland and Illinois are the fifth and sixth states to introduce student press freedom legislation in recent months.
After the university president was quoted by the student newspaper as comparing freshmen to bunnies who need "a Glock to their heads," prompting national criticism, the adviser and a tenured professor were fired.
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.
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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