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NEWS RELEASE: National award recognizes gutsy Kentucky college journalists whose quest for open records sparked university retaliation

(10/26/17 5:40pm)

For remaining steadfast after being sued by a university in a battle over open records related to a sexual harassment investigation, the Kentucky Kernel is the recipient of the Student Press Law Center’s 2017 College Press Freedom Award.














NEWS RELEASE: Report spotlights threats to college press freedom, calls on nation's colleges to end retaliation against journalists and advisers

(12/01/16 8:14am)

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.





NEWS RELEASE: Association of newsroom editors calls on states to enact laws protecting student journalism

(08/10/16 5:13pm)

The American Society of News Editors, comprised of newsroom leaders across America, is the latest to join a growing consensus of professional journalism organizations calling for an end to legalized censorship of student journalism, adding momentum to the growing national "New Voices" reform movement.


SPLC launches Active Voice Fellowships to provide support targeted to embattled young women in high schools

(07/12/16 3:44pm)

Responding to research documenting that high school girls report alarming rates of direct institutional censorship and pressure to “self-censor,” the Student Press Law Center today announced its first wave of Active Voice Fellows...