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.
The 9th Judicial Circuit Court for Florida issued an order Thursday granting a student news outlet’s request for unredacted Student Government Association budget records from the University of Central Florida.
The Battalion was recognized for its three-part investigative series into the human-rights records of companies in which Texas A&M's nonprofit charitable foundation invested donor contributions.
The American Society of News Editors, comprised of newsroom leaders across America, is the latest to join a growing consensus of professional journalism organizations calling for an end to legalized censorship of student journalism, adding momentum to the growing national "New Voices" reform movement.
A public school district cannot rely on the FERPA privacy statute to selectively withhold basic demographic information about students from certain unwanted requesters, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.
The Future is no more. The University of Central Florida is losing its 48-year-old student newspaper, the Central Florida Future, as of today.
Illinois becomes the tenth state with a statute protecting the independence of student journalists, joining a growing nationwide movement that began with passage of the New Voices of North Dakota Act in 2015.
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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