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Register now for Advisers at Risk, a webinar about protecting journalism advisers from retaliation

Join the Student Press Law Center at 4 p.m. ET on Wed. May 9 to learn about the risks journalism advisers face and how to stave off (or confront) retaliation.  Read more
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It’s almost summer, but there are still some paid journalism internships out there

Each month The Student Press Law Center brings you a list of paid internships with upcoming application deadlines. Here are some with May, rolling or unspecified deadlines. Good luck! Read more
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An administrator confiscated a student photojournalist's camera. He may have broken the law.

Yearbook and newspaper photographer Stephanie Whisler had her camera confiscated by her associate principal while covering a student walk-out at her school. Read more
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As students lead a movement, student journalists face a decision: Can they be both reporters and participants?

Across the nation, students are engaging in rallies and protests. How are student journalists reacting, especially when the topics involve students? Read more
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As college publications fight to stay independent of their administrations, newsrooms are banding together to #SaveStudentNewsrooms

Save Student Newsrooms calls on student-run publications to run editorials that highlight the need for student media on April 25 — the unofficial Support Student Journalism Day. They also ask alumni of student newsrooms to share their experiences with student media and to consider donating to their student paper.  Read more

Legal Analysis: Getting the numbers on college censorship

Legal Intern Lindsie Trego explains her survey and research into censorship of public college media.  Read more
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Missouri New Voices bill passes Senate committee (for the third year in a row)

After a unanimous 7-0 vote, Missouri’s New Voices bill passed successfully April 10 through the Senate Education Committee and should head to a full Senate vote next. Read more
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Tennessee and Washington student newspapers both report thefts after covering controversies

In less than two weeks, two student newspapers on opposite ends of the country have had hundreds of newspapers stolen from campus newsstands.  Read more
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Apply to these journalism internships before their April deadlines are up

If you’re still looking for a summer journalism internship, don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of paid internships and fellowships with April deadlines. Here are the options. Read more
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After three years, Anthony Mazur wins ownership of his photos and his former high school has promised to stop making students sign over their copyright

In 2015, Mazur, then a student at Flower Mound (Texas) High School, was ordered by his school administration to take down a Flickr page where he was selling school sports photos to parents. Months later, the school required all members of the yearbook class to sign an agreement that the district owns the copyright to any work they produce. Read more
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Student journalists nationwide cover March for Our Lives rallies

Because the March for Our Lives was a student-led movement, student reporters had the ability to provide a different perspective in their coverage than national outlets. Read more
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Washington New Voices bill officially signed into law, becoming 14th state to protect rights of student journalists

A room full of student journalists and supporters — many of whom have waited more than a decade for this moment — watched on as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the state’s New Voices bill, Substitute Senate Bill 5064, into law on March 21. Read more
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Journalists aren't quoting women in science articles. Diverse Sources is changing that.

Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato, a freelance science journalist based out of Washington, D.C., published a series of articles on a tight deadline in 2017 when she realized something — all of her sources were white men. So she created a tool to connect journalists with diverse scientists. Read more
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Washington New Voices bill officially heads to governor’s desk

The bill was delivered on March 9. Gov. Jay Inslee has 20 days to take action on the bill from the date it is received and provide 24 hours notice before signing it. Read more
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Pennsylvania school newspaper censored after school board member condemns homosexuality and teaching evolution

The future of Elizabethtown Area High School’s student newspaper may be at risk after the school’s principal censored a portion of a recent interview with a school board member. Read more
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Wichita State University President John Bardo approves major cuts to student paper, The Sunflower

The proposal would cut almost a quarter from the paper’s current fee allocation. The paper’s editor says the “compromise” is still a death knell. Read more
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Nebraska New Voices bill stalls, dies in committee

Student journalists in Nebraska will have to wait at least another year for New Voices, as the Judiciary Committee is not expected to take any action on the bill. Read more
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NEWS RELEASE: Students walk out and the Student Press Law Center steps up: new resources launched to cover walk-outs and “March for Our Lives”

As students lead walk outs and actions across the nation to demand an end to gun violence, the Student Press Law Center — the nation’s only legal services organization dedicated solely to protecting the First Amendment rights of student journalists — is launching an expanded hotline and resource hub to ensure safe and accurate reporting on this movement. Read more
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Washington New Voices bill passes House committee by slim margin

After passing through the House Judiciary Committee with a narrow 7 to 6 vote on Feb. 22, Washington’s New Voices bill is nearing the finish line. Read more
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Still looking for a summer internship? Here are some with upcoming March deadlines

If you’re still looking for a summer journalism internship, don’t fret. We’ve compiled a list of paid internships and fellowships with March deadlines. Read more
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