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.

Learn more about why we celebrate Student Press Freedom Day, and how you can get involved!

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!