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 Michigan Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the University of Michigan Board of Regents’ ability to hold closed-door “pre-meetings.”
A coalition led by the American Association of University Professors and the Student Press Law Center warns of escalating threats to the civic health of America's colleges as a result of the retaliatory removal of journalism advisers and other attacks on the freedom of the student media, calling for a "significant cultural readjustment" that values transparency and accountability over image control.
North Carolina’s major newspapers are joining forces with a student newspaper in demanding the state’s flagship public university release records pertaining to former students who’ve faced discipline for sexual assault.
A journalism graduate student from the University of California-Berkeley was attacked while covering election protests in Oakland, last week.
The Indiana Supreme Court this week decided the police department at the University of Notre Dame is not a government body and not subject to open records requests.
Two of the victims reportedly detailed in a sexual assault and harassment investigation at the University of Kentucky are seeking to join the university in its lawsuit against the school’s student newspaper.
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