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Principal won't renew contract for one of nation’s top journalism advisers

Lori Oglesbee-Petter, a journalism teacher with 34 years of experience in three states, has been at Prosper since May 2016. Last year alone, her journalism students racked up more than 175 state and national journalism awards. Read more
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Missouri scraps student press freedom bill for third year in a row

The Missouri Senate killed House Bill 1940, also known as the Cronkite New Voices Act, by not voting on it before the legislative session ended on May 18. Read more
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A Virginia university paper's print edition was spiked by student government. Past editors say there is a history of resentment towards the publication.

Funding for the University of Mary Washington's The Blue and Gray Press' print edition was slashed on April 27, cutting their budget from $13,665 to just $100. Read more
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Between unclear state policies and privacy laws, finding concussion data can be a headache for reporters

School officials often deny requests for generalized concussion data, incorrectly citing privacy laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Sometimes concussion information isn't being tracked in the first place.  Read more
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WEBINAR: Learn how to protect journalism advisers from retaliation

The SPLC outlines how students and advisers can work together to prevent and push back against firings, reassignments, pay cuts and other forms of adviser retaliation.  Read more
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Criticized, sued, and overcharged: Are barriers to reporting on sexual assault surmountable for student journalists?

Student journalists face a multitude of challenges when it comes to reporting on allegations of sexual assault and harassment on their campuses. Read more
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Indiana students launch coalition to counter "rampant" press censorship at Christian universities

Taylor University students conducted a survey to measure censorship at Christian universities. The results were so stunning, the group launched the Student Press Coalition. Read more
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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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It’s been 3 years. Anthony Mazur is still fighting to own his photos.

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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