February 23, 2023

Student Press Freedom Day (Feb. 23, 2023) is a national day of action when student journalists in the United States raise awareness of the challenges they face, celebrate their contributions to their schools and communities, and take actions to protect and restore their First Amendment freedoms.

We’re excited to announce the theme for Student Press Freedom Day 2023 is “Brave Journalism & Bold Advocacy.”

Stay tuned for announcements of events, trainings and community building opportunities designed to uplift student journalists’ voices and prepare them to fight for press freedom. Start planning how you’ll celebrate Student Press Freedom Day on Feb. 23, 2023.


2022 Boot Camp Workshops:

Using Social Media as a Journalist & an Advocate

Op-Ed Crash Course

Responding to Press Freedom Threats Through Advocacy

How to Tell Your Story and be a Spokesperson for Student Press Freedom

2022 Issues:

2022 Toolkit

Whether you’re hosting an event, partnering on Student Press Freedom Day, or just want to share information with your students, check out the official Student Press Freedom Day Toolkit. You’ll find the SPFD logo, social media copy, emails and more.

Use #StudentPressFreedom

Lesson plan, anyone? #StudentPressFreedom https://www.npr.org/2022/09/18/1123737768/pearl-post-student-paper?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Here's the letter to LAUSD we proudly signed on to support @adrianachavira and @ThePearlPost in the unjust disciplinary actions and violation of Calif. Ed Code 48907. #StudentPressFreedom https://splc.org/2022/09/splc-letter-to-superintendent-carvalho/

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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.


Take the Self-Censorship Quiz

You can’t fight self-censorship if you can’t recognize it. Unfortunately, many of the students who share their stories of self-censorship with SPLC indicate that they didn’t know they were engaged in self-censorship at the time. Take our quiz to see how well you can spot and resist self-censorsing.

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