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SPLC advises journalists covering weekend anti-war protests

(01/25/07 12:00am)

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.

SPJ, Student Press Law Center partner to support Grambling State journalism students

(01/26/07 12:00am)

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.

SPLC argues for protection of off-campus student speech

(02/21/07 12:00am)

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.

Silencing student voices hurts education, democracy

(05/11/07 12:00am)

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.

A Message from the Board of Directors of the Student Press Law Center

(05/22/07 12:00am)

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.

Winners of 2007 Courage in Student Journalism awards announced

(11/05/07 12:00am)

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.

Courage in Student Journalism Awards Announced

(10/06/10 12:45pm)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Frank D. LoMonte, Executive Director703.807.1904 / director@splc.orgTwo 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.

SPLC Defends Iowa’s Student Free Expression Law in State Supreme Court Brief

(04/01/11 3:11pm)

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.

SPLC Supports Georgia Student Activist in Legal Challenge to College Expulsion

(04/12/11 9:47am)

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.