February 23, 2023

Thursday, Feb. 23 was the fifth annual Student Press Freedom Day! Student journalists across the United States spent the day raising awareness of the challenges they face, celebrating their contributions to their schools and communities, and taking actions to protect and restore their First Amendment freedoms.

You can still take action for student press freedom! Check out these 10 things you can do today:

The theme for Student Press Freedom Day 2023 was “Bold Journalism & Brave Advocacy.”


About the Student Press Law Center

SPLC promotes, supports and defends the First Amendment and free press rights of student journalists and their advisers. We offer a free legal hotline for student journalists as well as training, online resources and nonpartisan legislative advocacy to restore student press freedom.

Use #StudentPressFreedom

It's officially been 1 month since #StudentPressFreedom Day 2023 and our fabulous Co-Chairs — @agcolletto, @catecharron, @jjjesskim & @william2tong — shared some valuable insights about their experiences and what they learned helping put the Day together: https://loom.ly/ps5FRLg

CESJDS has once again been selected as a recipient of the 2023 First Amendment Press Freedom Award. Kol Hakavod to all our publications! Read the full press release at: http://jea.org/wp/blog/2023/02/23/16-schools-awarded-2023-first-amendment-press-freedom-award/
@nationaljea @nspa @quillandscroll #StudentPressFreedom #SJW2023

UCM's JCK Library presented a panel discussion on the "The Changing Face of News" on March 1.

Three award-winning journalists, Jaimi Dowdell, David Bodden and Nicole Cooke, shared their views and experience.

Thank you everyone for coming and celebrating #StudentPressFreedom!


ICYMI: Student journalists and advisers from across the U.S. (& Canada AND Thailand!), spent last Thursday taking action to promote #studentpressfreedom! It was exciting, inspiring and just a straight up fun day🤠 Check it out: https://splc.org/2023/02/student-press-freedom-day-2023/

James C. Kirkpatrick Library and the Muleskinner will present a hybrid panel discussion on “The Changing Face of News,” 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the library’s active learning room, 1260.

#StudentPressFreedom #Muleskinner #UCM

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About Student Press Freedom Day

Have you been censored? Do you have questions about media law for student journalists? Contact the Student Press Law Center’s free hotline for assistance. We answer every query.

Our Partners

The Student Press Law Center is proud to partner with a strong array of First Amendment, educational, legal and journalistic organizations to bring you Student Press Freedom Day!