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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.
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.
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.
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.
A big part of our job here at the Student Press Law Center is helping young people understand and appreciate the role of the media in a free society and the importance of press freedom to all people.
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.
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.
The Student Press Law Center today announced the successful completion of its three-year campaign to help ensure the future of student press freedom.
The Student Press Law Center announced today the creation of the Louis Ingelhart Journalism Internship at the SPLC.
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.
After a March 20 federal court ruling, two Ohio universities may now be prohibited from releasing certain campus disciplinary reports that identify individual students. But the battle for access to campus crime information maintained exclusively in campus disciplinary records is far from over.
The Student Press Law Center (SPLC), which is celebrating its 25th year of defending the free press rights of the nation's high school and college student media, will honor The Freedom Forum for its enduring and significant support of the SPLC and the nation's student press.