Toolkit

This page is continually being updated with new content. Check back in for additional images, forward-able emails, sample social media and more.

Download and use the official “Unmute Yourself” logo for your social media posts, emails, website, stories, op-eds and more. Choose from different file types to fit your needs.

Images:

Event announcement including a headshot of the event host, Steve Holmes

Download cover photos, event announcements and more for your use. And stay tuned as we roll out additional images in the coming weeks.

Sample Posts:

Tweets

Register now: Responding to Press Freedom Threats Through Advocacy. Sign up for this free Student Press Freedom Day workshop to learn practical skills and concrete strategies to restore and protect the freedom of the student press in your state. https://bit.ly/3yCtgTn

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Sign up now to join our fun (and free!) interactive workshop: How to Tell Your Story and Be a Spokesperson for Student Press Freedom. You’ll learn how to tell your “story of self” and connect it to advocacy. https://bit.ly/3E6UkLu

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REGISTER NOW: Using Social Media as a Journalist & Advocate — Feb. 10 @ 8 p.m. ET. Join this free Student Press Freedom Day workshop to learn how journalists can be effective advocates for #studentpressfreedom online. https://bit.ly/3J1bI86

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Student journalists must be empowered to tell important stories in their communities. We’re proud to partner with @SPLC for #StudentPressFreedom Day 2022. https://bit.ly/3aqAUo9

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Are you ready to “Unmute Yourself”? We’ll be updating you on activities leading up to #StudentPressFreedom Day (Feb. 24th), and ways you can take action to support student journalists. Stay tuned and learn more: https://bit.ly/3aqAUo9 

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The theme of #StudentPressFreedom Day 2022 (Feb. 24th) is “Unmute Yourself!” Join us in recognizing & rejecting self-censorship! https://bit.ly/3GgcFaA

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Photojournalists: Have you taken great photos of your staff in action? Want to win $100? Enter the Unmute Yourself! Photo Contest. https://bit.ly/3ELaP0u

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Have you ever been too intimidated to pursue a story you thought was important? Have you ever been outright censored? Tell @SPLC about your experiences. https://bit.ly/3CmgfhW

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Planning to host an event for Student Press Freedom Day? @SPLC is offering small grants up to $300. Apply now: https://bit.ly/3rFXtzF

Instagram Posts

Note: These posts are written with the assumption your account uses a service to collect multiple links in your Instagram bio. If you do not use a service that allows you to do this, please omit the “Link in bio” language. Just know that Instagram does not allow for linking in captions.

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Student Press Freedom Day 2022 is almost here! The theme this year is “Unmute Yourself!” to acknowledge the pressures student journalists face to self-censor, and the importance of pushing back.  

Mark your calendar for Feb. 24th and visit the link in our bio to learn more!

(Use this link: https://bit.ly/3aqAUo9)

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Photojournalists: Have you taken great photos of your staff in action? Want to win $100? Enter the @studentpresslawcenter Unmute Yourself! Photo Contest. Link in bio.

(Use this link: https://bit.ly/3ELaP0u)

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Signal boost: @studentpresslawcenter is offering small grants up to $300 to groups planning Student Press Freedom Day events. Link in bio for how to apply.

(Use this link: https://bit.ly/3rFXtzF)

Facebook Posts

REGISTER NOW: Responding to Press Freedom Threats Through Advocacy — Jan. 26
If student press freedom is a cause close to your heart, this free workshop is for you. You’ll learn practical skills and concrete strategies you can take to work with legislators and other decision makers to restore and protect the freedom of the student press. Tell your friends and your students! https://bit.ly/3yCtgTn

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Are your students signed up to join our Feb. 3 workshop: How to Tell Your Story and Be a Spokesperson for Student Press Freedom? This fun (and free!) interactive workshop will turn them into pros in telling their “story of self” and provide them with skills that will be valuable in many different areas of their lives. https://bit.ly/3E6UkLu

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Have your students registered for the Student Press Freedom Day social media advocacy workshop? They’ll learn how journalists can be effective advocates for student press freedom online, and learn more about the 2021 Mahanoy Area School District v. BL Supreme Court decision (you know, “the f*ck cheer” case) https://bit.ly/3J1bI86

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Student journalists must be empowered to tell important stories in their communities. We’re proud to partner with the Student Press Law Center for Student Press Freedom Day 2022. Join the movement! https://bit.ly/3aqAUo9

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Student Press Freedom Day 2022 is almost here! The theme this year is “Unmute Yourself!” to acknowledge the pressures student journalists face to self-censor, and the importance of pushing back.  

Mark your calendar for Feb. 24th and visit StudentPressFreedom.org to learn more.

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I’m taking action for Student Press Freedom Day, which culminates on Feb. 24. Join me in supporting student journalists: https://bit.ly/3tolqcX

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Have your student journalists taken great photos of their staff in action? Encourage them to enter the “Unmute Yourself!” Photo Contest. Winners receive $100! https://bit.ly/3ELaP0u

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Advisers, we need your help reaching students! Can you share our Student Press Freedom Day self-censorship survey with your class? https://bit.ly/3CmgfhW

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Are your students hosting an event for Student Press Freedom Day? The Student Press Law Center is offering small grants and may be able to help you cover the cost. Apply now: https://bit.ly/3rFXtzF

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