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From the SPLC Legal Network: A new FOI obstacle for journalists who need access to student testing data

(09/19/17 5:58pm)

A recent opinion by the Virginia Supreme Court illustrates just how closely requests for teacher-specific information can be scrutinized, and drives home the importance of carefully considering an open-records request before making it.

October 2017 Podcast: Freedom of the Press Foundation Executive Director Trevor Timm talks digital security for student journalists

(10/20/17 6:02pm)

We speak with Trevor Timm, a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a nonprofit which works to protect journalists and their sources by offering free, open source digital security tools. Further reading on the incident where Harvard searched through student deans' email accounts to find the source of a leak to the press (and update) SPLC coverage an incident illustrating the dangers of relying on a school server: "Embattled high school newspaper loses a year's worth of archived stories after school officials shut down website" SecureDrop website Signal website Secure The News website Prior SPLC coverage of internet filters Got an idea for who next month's guest should be? Send it to

February 2018 Podcast: Richard "Dick" Prince on the need for newsroom diversity

(02/26/18 6:40pm)

We speak with Richard "Dick" Prince about his origins as a reporter, going up against the Washington Post in the 1970s, and why newsrooms need to become more diverse. Prince’s column is at He also writes for Long-form story about the Metro Seven Yes, it’s a huge deal to have a black journalist run the New York Times, Quartz article by Prince What stagnant diversity means for America's newsrooms, PBS Newshour interview with Prince How Diverse Are US Newsrooms?, American Society of News Editors Got an idea for who next month's guest should be? Send it to