Category: Front Page

Introducing the 2017-18 Fellows

We are proud to announce our second annual class of Active Voice fellowship recipients. Active Voice is designed both to help diversify the field of First Amendment advocacy and to build a support system for high-school journalists struggling to exercise...

/ June 2, 2017

“Graduation day” for the next generation of media leaders

By Frank LoMonte As an inquisitive tween growing up in the Los Angeles suburbs, Shine Cho regularly defied the family rule of silence at the dinner table. “I always asked questions. I really wanted to know about current events. I...

/ April 25, 2017

Showtime in the Sunshine: Join us Thursday in Miami

After eight months of preparation, Active Voice coordinator Stephanie Leibert and the five inaugural fellowship recipients will be showcasing their work Thursday (April 20) at Miami’s Florida International University. The Kopenhaver Center sponsors an annual conference on the status of...

/ April 18, 2017

Taking it to the streets: Active Voice fellows in the community

Across the country, students are learning new podcasting, blogging and broadcasting skills — and the laws that may or may not fully protect their right to publish what they want — in training workshops designed by the inaugural class of...

/ March 28, 2017
Lasso Staff

Virginia student confronts school board to end prior review — Q & A with Kate Karstens

Kate Karstens is a senior at George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia and the editor of their student newspaper, The Lasso. Since last March, she’s been on a campaign to codify press freedom in her school district by...

/ March 7, 2017
Fellow Sophie Gordon talks to two student journalists who stopped by the SPLC booth at the national journalism convention in November 2016.

If you’re a feminist (and you should be), be intersectional

On Jan. 21 — just one day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration — people who identify as women (who I will from now on collectively call women because that is what they are) across the world participated in #WomensMarch(es). Women...

/ February 25, 2017