The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student First Amendment rights, for freedom of online speech, and for open government on campus. The SPLC provides information, training and legal assistance at no charge to student journalists and the educators who work with them.
Americans have never been more reliant on students to bring them the day's news. We make sure students can fearlessly share ideas and information free from retaliation.
We're shining a spotlight in the dark crevices of campuses where financial mismanagement and safety hazards hide. Citizen engagement starts with open, accountable government.
Students want a say in education policy, and policymakers need to hear their unique perspective. We help young people use their voices to advocate for social change.
The University of California-San Diego student government defunded all 13 student media outlets in a targeted move at the controversial and often-offensive publication The Koala.
At Smith College, student activists banned reporters from covering their protest unless the reporters agreed to endorse their mission. Media bans have been common in the wave of protests sweeping college campuses.
SPLC's Frank LoMonte and Mike Hiestand wrote articles for the law journal about free speech in schools today, particularly what they see as a worrisome trend of schools' control of students' online speech.
The Supreme Court will now have to decide whether to hear its first case on student off-campus online speech.
Student staffers of the Black Tribune, a publication run by Loyola students of color, would not allow outside media to take pictures inside the protesters' arm-locked circle, following a demonstration against racism on campus.
Educators, campus police officers, victim advocates and attorneys gathered in Washington, D.C. Friday to celebrate 25 years of the federal campus crime law and talk about what's next.
College campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods regularly are the scene of mass public gatherings, some celebratory and some enraged, some planned and some spontaneous.
The Student Press Law Center answers your most frequently asked questions about a student’s right to a free press.
The Student Press Law Center answers your most frequently asked questions about open records and open meetings.
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