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The Student Press Law Center (SPLC), which is celebrating its 25th year of defending the free press rights of the nation's high school and college student media, will honor The Freedom Forum for its enduring and significant support of the SPLC and the nation's student press.
After a March 20 federal court ruling, two Ohio universities may now be prohibited from releasing certain campus disciplinary reports that identify individual students. But the battle for access to campus crime information maintained exclusively in campus disciplinary records is far from over.
The Student Press Law Center announced today the creation of the Louis Ingelhart Journalism Internship at the SPLC.
The Student Press Law Center today announced the successful completion of its three-year campaign to help ensure the future of student press freedom.
The Student Press Law Center is advising high school and college journalists who plan to cover the scheduled anti-war rally to be held in Washington, D.C. this Saturday, January 27, to take several precautionary steps to avoid being arrested or detained as were several student reporters and photographers attempting to cover World Bank/International Monetary Fund meeting protests in D.C. in 2002.
Leaders of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Student Press Law Center, two of the nation’s most ardent advocates of student journalism, are pleased that a suspension of publication imposed on Grambling State University’s student newspaper has been lifted.
A big part of our job here at the Student Press Law Center is helping young people understand and appreciate the role of the media in a free society and the importance of press freedom to all people.
The Student Press Law Center and four other free expression advocacy organizations this week filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that a case to be argued next month could determine when public high school officials have the right to punish students for expression they engage in outside of school.
Students who work on high school media learn to think critically, research topics, conduct interviews, write clearly for an audience and work together as a team. In schools with strong journalism programs, they also learn how a free and responsible press can work to improve their school communities, to inform, influence and entertain.
Recently the executive director of the Student Press Law Center, Mark Goodman, announced that he has accepted a position with Kent State University as Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism. This is a newly created position -- one that seems tailor made for Mark -- and I’m sure you’ll all join SPLC’s board and staff in congratulating him and in wishing him well.
The Student Press Law Center--and the entire journalism education community--has lost a great friend. David L. Adams, who died on June 2, was a member of SPLC's board of directors for almost 20 years, most recently serving as board chair from 2003 through 2006.
The Student Press Law Center today named Frank Daniel LoMonte as its new executive director. He succeeds Mark Goodman, who will leave the SPLC at the end of the year to become Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University.
A college newspaper editor who successfully fought the efforts of administrators to impose prior review on the paper has received the 2007 College Press Freedom Award.
Eric Sheforgen, a graduate of St. Francis High School in Minnesota, and Amy Sorrell, former student media adviser and journalism teacher at Woodlan High School in Indiana, will receive the 2007 Courage in Student Journalism Awards, presented by the Newseum, the Student Press Law Center and the National Scholastic Press Association.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Frank D. LoMonte, Esq.
The staff of the Northwest Trail, the student newspaper at Northwest College, a two-year school in Powell, Wyo., is the 2010 winner of the College Press Freedom Award for continuing to pursue serious journalism on controversial subjects, even after the newspaper's adviser was fired for encouraging students to do exactly that.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Frank D. LoMonte, Executive Director703.807.1904 / email@example.comTwo Arizona student journalists who prevailed over the high school's
censorship of a news article and finally published their story 10 months later,
and a Michigan principal who defended his journalism students against a
misleading attack campaign by community critics, are the recipients of the 2010
Courage in Student Journalism Awards.The student winners are the staff of The Challenge at Thunderbird
High School in Glendale, Ariz., led by former editor-in-chief Vaughn Hillyard
and business manager Sophia Curran.
Richard M. Goehler, a Cincinnati media-law attorney and Chairman of the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors, died early today at age 54 following a 10-month battle with leukemia.
The Student Press Law Center filed a friend-of-the-court brief today urging the Iowa Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s ruling that upheld disciplinary sanctions against a high school journalism teacher based on his students’ humor in an April Fool’s parody newspaper – a ruling that endangers Iowa’s Student Free Expression Law.
The Student Press Law Center filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday urging the Atlanta-based Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to affirm a favorable ruling finding that Valdosta State University violated the rights of a student environmental activist by expelling him for campaigning against a campus parking garage.