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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Freedom fighters honored by SPLC

(12/01/04 12:00am)

A student newspaper at a Virginia college and four student newspaper editors at an Ohio high school that battled efforts by school administrators to control the content of their publications have been named the winners of student press freedom awards co-sponsored by the Student Press Law Center. The staff of The Script at Hampton University received the 2004 College Press Freedom award on Saturday, Nov.