Current and rising college students: apply now for the 2021 Nick Ferentinos New Voices Fellows Program!
During the ten-week paid internship, fellows work with SPLC in support of New Voices advocates promoting legislation in their states to protect student journalists from censorship. Fellows will serve as a grassroots peer advocate and trainer, develop research and materials, provide policy analysis and deep dives into state legislatures, and brainstorm New Voices strategy for the coming year.
The 2021 fellow will work full-time remotely in close contact with SPLC staff, New Voices advocates, and key legislators. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be received no later than May 10.
Law school students and undergraduates interested in applying for law school: the 2021 SPLC Summer Media Law & Policy Institute is a five-week online training institute that will explore the legal framework and emerging issues of law, ethics and policy surrounding media law and press freedom.
We’re looking for high school and college student journalists to recognize for their persistence through tough circumstances to tell a story critically important to their classmates and community.
One high school and one college winner will receive a Student Press Freedom Award from SPLC. Each award comes with a cash prize for the winning student’s news organization. The submission deadline (covering stories published during the 2020-21 academic year) is June 1.
We've seen schools censor stories and even whole spreads about COVID and other important events like the 2020 election and racial justice protests. Read our guide to understand your rights and what school administrators can't touch. And if you have been censored, contact SPLC's legal hotline for assistance.
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