Category: News

Behind the Story: Debating sexism on a Kansas high school campus

In Overland Park, Kan., students don’t talk about sexism, says rising senior Rachel Pickett. At Blue Valley West High School, Pickett’s story on sexism within the debate team spurred controversy among the student body, with one student setting fire to...

/ July 13, 2017

Six San Diego high school students to learn in major newsroom

Six high school students from various pockets of San Diego were chosen by The San Diego Union-Tribune to participate in the Community Journalism Scholars program. From June 19 through July, these students will work directly in the newsroom, receive mentorship...

/ June 27, 2017

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