Category: Front Page

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

Now is the time for New Voices

It’s time to cure Hazelwood. In 1988, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-3 ruling that hurt student journalism publications everywhere. The landmark Hazelwood v Kuhlmeier decision determined that school administrators could exercise prior restraint if a school can present...

/ February 25, 2017

Apply for a 2017-18 Fellowship

The deadline for applications to the 2017-18 fellowship class has passed. Come back to this page in February 2018 to apply for our next class! The Student Press Law Center is looking for our second class of Active Voice fellows. Over...

/ February 14, 2017