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.
For high school newspaper advisers, standing up for students’ free speech can come with a price.
For the second year, the Society of Professional Journalists passed a resolution at this year's Excellence in Journalism conference in support of New Voices press freedom legislation across the country.
Attorney Ronald McGuire was dragged through multiple rounds of appeals by the College of Staten Island and the New York attorney general's office representing editors of a college newspaper, but will have only $56,000 to show for 19 years of legal work.
Without clear direction from the Department of Education, some colleges are overreaching their authority into student media to demand compliance with the anti-sex discrimination statute.
Students at Florida's Valencia College who complained about being forced to serve as test subjects for vaginal ultrasound exams will get their day in court, after a three-judge federal appeals panel restored their First Amendment claim and sent the case back for trial.
Maryland becomes the 10th state with heightened statutory protection for student journalists, and one of the few to expressly protect journalism educators against retaliation.
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