Student Press Freedom Day (Feb. 24, 2022) is quickly approaching. This year, we’re launching the Student Press Freedom Day Boot Camp! Students and advisers who participate in the four central training workshops below will receive a certificate and a LinkedIn badge. 

Whether you plan to pick and choose from these events or earn the certification, you'll learn tangible skills from seasoned experts. The events are hosted by our partners at the Student Press Law Center.

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Op-Ed Crash Course

Thursday Jan. 13 @ 8 p.m. ET

Author & Veteran CNN & New York Times Journalist Steven A. Holmes will give you everything you need to know, with insider tips, on how to craft and place a compelling op-ed. Participants will be matched, upon request, with a professional journalist to support you as you craft your own op-ed related to student press freedom for a professional daily (or national!) newspaper.

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Responding to Press Freedom
Threats Through Advocacy

Wednesday Jan. 26 @ 8 p.m. ET

Whether through censorship, regressive legislation or bad policies, student voice is under attack. Learn how student journalists have changed the press freedom landscape in their states, and concrete strategies you can take to work with legislators and other decision makers to restore and protect the freedom of the student press.

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

Thursday Feb. 3 @ 8 p.m. ET

You may think that your story doesn’t matter, that people aren’t interested, and that you shouldn’t be talking about yourself. Not true! Effectively advocating for student press freedom means connecting with others and offering an authentic account of what motivates you to be a journalist. This fun, interactive workshop will turn you into a pro in telling your “story of self” and provide you with skills that will be valuable in many different areas of your life. 

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Using Social Media as a Journalist & Advocate

Thursday Feb. 10 @ 8 p.m. ET

In this session, we’ll explore how journalists can be advocates for student press freedom online and break down the 2021 Mahanoy Area School District v. BL Supreme Court decision – you know, “the f*ck cheer” case.

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