Get the Student Press Freedom Day Toolkit
Find images, sample social media posts and more to include in your own Student Press Freedom Day plans.
Post a video testimonial
Tell your story this Student Press Freedom Day. Create a short video responding to this question:
How did you show up for student journalism over the past year, and what were the odds you were fighting against?
Post it on any social media platform using #StudentPressFreedom
Share your photos or B-roll with SPLC
Have great photos or footage from in the field? Share it with us. We’ll use it to promote Student Press Freedom Day and showcase student journalism to our national audience.
Want to share a longer video or a folder? The file type may be too big for our form. Email Digital Strategist Danielle Dieterich directly at email@example.com with a zip file.
Draft an op-ed for your daily newspaper
We need your help reaching communities around the country with op-eds about the importance of protecting student press freedom. Watch the recording of our “Op-Ed Boot Camp” to learn from veteran CNN & New York Times Journalist Steven A. Holmes about how to craft and place your op-ed.
Then, check out these Talking Points to help you craft your op-ed.
Additional helpful resources:
Post on social media
Spread the word about Student Press Freedom Day on your personal and official publication accounts. Get creative: go live on Instagram answering questions about your coverage, post a “story time” TikTok about your experience being censored, write a Twitter thread about how your coverage led to direct change at your school. Make sure to use #StudentPressFreedom in all your posts! And, check out our toolkit for images and suggested posts:
Sign up for the Student Journalist Forum
On Thursday, Feb. 25th at 8 p.m. ET, join student journalists from across the country for a town hall conversation on what student press freedom means to you, what you overcame in the past year, and what you can do to strengthen student press freedom moving forward.
Get involved in New Voices
Does your state have a law protecting student press freedom? Learn more and get involved here:
Stream “Raise Your Voice”
Register to get free access to this powerful documentary on the student journalists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. You’ll be emailed a link and can stream the movie rom February 25-27. Host your own watch party or join the SPLC staff in watching on Friday Feb 26 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Fight Back Against Budget Cuts
Public school students, do you think the cut was a response to your publication’s content?