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Award recognizes Fairmont State college journalists for fighting censorship, retaliation

(11/01/15 7:29pm)

Student editors at the West Virginia university have faced a barrage of threats, intimidation and punishment, including the unexplained removal of their well-credentialed and supportive faculty adviser, following coverage of toxic mold problems in campus housing. The award, co-sponsored by LSU's journalism school and the Associated Collegiate Press, recognizes college journalists for their fortitude in the face of institutional resistance. 








NEWS RELEASE: Law firms volunteer to provide emergency-response assistance for student journalists covering Democratic, Republican conventions

(07/08/16 11:09am)

The Student Press Law Center and two major national law firms are offering student journalists free legal help around-the-clock if they encounter emergencies at the July 2016 Democratic and Republican conventions.


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...


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.





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.