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The Student Press Law Center, a nonprofit advocate for the First Amendment rights of the student media, asked Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday to investigate the treatment of two college journalists arrested during a weekend roundup at the site of the “Occupy Atlanta” demonstrations, and to drop all criminal charges against the journalists.
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed Monday, the Student Press Law Center urged the Minnesota Supreme Court to uphold the First Amendment rights of college students to use Facebook and other social-networking sites to comment on school policies and events without fear of retaliation.
Mike Hiestand, who over the last 20 years at the Student Press Law Center has provided direct legal assistance to more than 14,500 high school and college journalists and advisers, received the esteemed Louis Ingelhart First Amendment Award at this weekend’s National College Media Convention in Orlando.
Two student journalists who overcame their high school’s attempt to shutter the student newspaper after the students sought to publish a news story about a classmate’s death are the recipients of the 2011 Courage in Student Journalism Award.
The editors and staff of The Sun at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA., who endured threats and harassment from their administration in an attempt to keep them from publishing, are the recipients of this year’s College Press Freedom Award.
The Student Press Law Center, a nonprofit advocate representing the interests of the student media nationwide, urged a federal appeals court today to uphold a lower court’s ruling that wearing an “I ? Boobies” breast-cancer awareness bracelet to school is an act of legally protected expression.
Cincinnati attorney Richard M. Goehler, who served as Chair of the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors until his death earlier this year, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists for his lifetime service to the field.
The Student Press Law Center, a nonprofit advocate representing the interests of the college and high school media nationwide, urged a federal appeals court Friday to uphold a lower court’s ruling granting the Chicago Tribune access to public records about a secretive VIP admissions program that the University of Illinois attempted to conceal on the grounds of “student confidentiality.”
The Student Press Law Center on Wednesday condemned a federal appeals-court ruling dismissing the First Amendment claims of Ithaca, N.Y., students who were prevented from publishing a political cartoon mocking the effectiveness of their school’s sex-education program, calling Wednesday’s decision the most damaging ruling to the independence of student publications in the past two decades.
Directors of the Student Press Law Center, the nonprofit advocacy group for the student media, confirmed a new slate of officers Friday and added three new members to its 15-member Board.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 RELEASE
Contact: Frank D. LoMonte, Esq.
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.
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.
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.
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.