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 nonprofit, nonpartisan 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.
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The Walter Cronkite New Voices bill easily cleared a milestone Feb. 19, as it passed through the House of Representatives with heavy support, 129-20. The bill will now move to the state’s Senate — where it has stalled the last two years.
Some college PR offices are deceptively spinning stories, masquerading as news, denying student reporters access to sources, and infringing on student media's editorial independence.
The State News was one of the first outlets to cover the case, posting its first story less than a day after The Indianapolis Star published its investigation.
The Student Press Law Center is teaming up with Education Writers Association to offer context to the debate over DACA, a program President Obama created to temporarily shield young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.
On Feb. 19, House Bill 1 passed the Virginia Senate with a 38-2 vote. The bill will now go back to the House for approval of changes made by the Senate.
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