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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

Why I’m Here

“Sweetheart.” “Honey.” “You can’t be serious.” “That’s an inappropriate thing to say.” I’ve received these comments in actual professional settings, as well as in my positions as a student journalist. I’ve been disrespected, ignored, and not taken seriously on the...

/ October 11, 2016

Why I am an Active Voice Fellow

I don’t have a story of being personally censored. I was fortunate enough to attend a high school where my adviser trusted his students to be completely responsible for the paper and the administration did not subject us to prior...

/ October 10, 2016