Testimonials


Justin Turner's SPLC story

The yearbook adviser at Sheridan High School in Arkansas explains why he supports the Student Press Law Center.

Public records and sexual assault reporting

Let's talk about public records: what's out there and how can you use them to report on on college sexual harassment and sexual assaults. We're also joined by two leaders of the University Daily Kansan, who talk about their use of records to report on sexual assault at the University of Kansas. Read their completed stories now: http://bit.ly/2A6s0ge http://bit.ly/2A8TBxy

Gabriel Dunatov and Flora Adamian's SPLC Story

The 2017 editor-in-chief and news editor of the Occidental Weekly explain why the Student Press Law Center is important to them.

Kayla Heffernan's SPLC Story

The 2017 editor in chief of Hartford University's The Informer explains why she supports the Student Press Law Center.

#MeToo: reporting on sexual assaults on campus

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the subsequent #metoo movement, the SPLC has received an influx of inquiries from students and advisers looking for advice on how to cover sexual assault in their own communities and on their own campuses. So let's talk about it. We're joined by two leaders of the Indiana Daily Student, who talk about what it was like to spend a year reporting on sexual assault at Indiana University. Read their completed series "The system" now: http://specials.idsnews.com/the-system/

Student Press Law Center "Know Your Rights" — college edition

Welcome to our webinar about college student press rights. Hear from students who've run into legal challenges, and get advice from long-time SPLC attorney/consultant Mike Hiestand and new Executive Director, Hadar Harris. Want to know more about the key legal issues facing high schoolers? Check out this webinar: http://bit.ly/2fRmkui

Student Press Law Center "Know Your Rights" — high school edition

Welcome to our webinar about high school student press rights. Hear about students who've run into legal challenges, and get advice from long-time SPLC attorney/consultant Mike Hiestand and new Executive Director, Hadar Harris. And tune back in tomorrow when we're hosting another webinar specifically about college student press rights.

Arizona House Vote on SB-1384

The Arizona House of Representatives voted to pass SB-1384 on Monday, May 8, 2017 by a vote of 49-19. Rep. David Stringer, R-Prescott, and Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, R-Gilbert, stood to explain their votes in opposition. Rep. Ray Martinez, D-Phoenix, stood to explain is vote in support. (Footage from the Arizona legislature)

First Amendment – An Active Voice Slideshow

Active Voice Fellow Darlene Aderoju narrates this slideshow on student free speech and the importance of boosting the voices of young women.

Mary Beth Tinker at University of Georgia – DC

In 1969, the Supreme Court upheld the First Amendment rights of school children, saying: "It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." Mary Beth Tinker was one of the children who took part in a protest of the Vietnam War by wearing a black armband to school. In this video, she explains the social climate and context surrounding her decision to join other students in the symbolic protest, earning the suspension that would be found unconstitutional by the highest court in the land. Tinker explains her parent's involvement in the Civil Rights movement, their dedication to nonviolence, and connects those actions of decades past to the current actions taken by students around the country to protest an election in which they could not participate.

Talk Back Tuesday with Pamela Moreland

Journalist Pamela Moreland, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, spoke with Active Voice to discuss promotion discrimination she faced at one of her first newspaper jobs. Here, she talks about how she handled the situation and how she would advise other young journalists to document and resolve similar challenges. In an era where the lack of newsroom diversity is finally reaching widespread consciousness, Moreland emphasizes the advantage and importance of including women of color in news coverage.

#TalkBackTuesday with Alice Ollstein

On Tuesday, SPLC's Active Voice campaign shares stories from women in media who've confronted the sources, peers, bosses or bystanders who'e tried to intimidate them. Share your story by tagging @ActiveSpeech on Twitter, using #TalkBackTuesday, or emailing activevoice@splc.org.

SPLC Interview with Knight News' Michael Williams

The editors and staff of Knight News at the University of Central Florida were presented Oct. 22 with the annual College Press Freedom Award, in recognition of their extraordinary determination in pursuing disclosure of public records in the face of brutal attacks by their university. We sat down with reporter Michael Williams to get his take on the award, reporting on student government, and advice for prospective journalists.

New Voices: Fighting for students' freedom of speech

The Michigan Senate Committee of the Judiciary unanimously passed a student press freedom bill in March. Clips from the bill's hearing and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's speech on the Senate floor. Music: Wayfaring Blues by Skill_Borrower (c) 2015, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean.

Stop Secret Police: They're un-American

In most states, private university police departments do not have to release police reports or other records, despite having the power to arrest and use force if necessary. The Student Press Law Center believes that's un-American. Learn more at stopsecretpolice.org. Music: Intuition by Quarkstar (c) 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license and Too young for the Chair by rocavaco (c) 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean

Why We Need New Voices: Tanvi Kumar's Story

Tanvi Kumar, a former Wisconsin high school journalist who was censored for writing a story about rape culture, speaks out about fighting the censorship. A New Voices bill introduced in Wisconsin would protect journalists like Tanvi. Learn more at www.newvoicesus.com. Video: Brooke Bean. Music: Fall to pieces - Silence by mika (c) 2010. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0).

New Voices: Protecting Student Journalists from Censorship

The North Dakota John Wall New Voices Act was signed into law in April 2015 to protect student journalists from administrative censorship. Now, states across the country have launched similar campaigns. Here's why New Voices legislation matters. Visit us at www.newvoicesus.com. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean. Music: Fall to pieces - Silence by mika (c) 2010, CC 3.0

Sen. Heitkamp quote on student speech

From March 10, 2016.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Speaks in Support of New Voices Legislation

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) on the floor of the US Senate, March 10, 2016.

How the North Dakota New Voices Act Became Law

In April 2015, the North Dakota John Wall New Voices Act became law, protecting high school and college journalists from administrative censorship. Animation by SPLC intern Brooke Bean. Music is Heavenly Harp by Tomas PhUsIoN (3.0 CC license).