Photos by: Kate Plows, Sara Bauknecht and Jenifer Schweitzer
Editors from student papers at Pittsburgh colleges and universities joined journalist Sara Bauknecht for a panel as part of the city's Inclusive Innovation Summit. The topic: the role of student-produced media in U.S. democracy.
You're well aware of how student media teaches young people to become engaged citizens, and if you're reading our updates, you certainly know about the threats to a free student press. But outside of the student media world, many people have no idea. That's why events like the summit panel are so important: they help reach new people and create new advocates for the rights of student journalists and their advisers.
Now, it's your turn!
Throw your own event
Be creative and consider looking outside of campus. Are there opportunities to reach new audiences and allies? SPLC can help you find speakers, plan discussions and provide relevant printouts from our site.