SPLC recognizes Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize recipients

The Student Press Law Center congratulates the Norwegian Nobel Committee for its recognition of freedom of expression and fact-based journalism as a precondition for democracy in its award this morning of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov.
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The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides all Americans with free expression and press freedom protections. Although the Supreme Court has said those protections apply to young people as well as adults, these freedoms are not without limits, especially in the school environment. Student journalists confronting censorship threats need to know the level of First Amendment protection to which they are entitled. See how well your students know their rights with our press freedom quiz.
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Student Press Freedom Day is coming! Save the date: February 24, 2022.

More details soon, but for now, we’re looking for an intern to help the planning team!

The Student Press Freedom Day intern will work directly with our core planning team to offer insights and best thinking to the campaign as we engage in the planning process. They will support us in reaching out to partners, campus communities, and the media; drafting campaign communications and outreach materials; creating forms and training materials for events and tracking event RSVP’s; reaching out to those who’ve signed up with reminders and follow-ups; and matching journalism advisers and participants in our training modules.

The intern will work remotely and we'll pay $15 per hour (10 hours each week).
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Q: Are fonts subject to copyright protection?

A: Yes. Fonts — which are basically computer programs or software that tell your printer or computer screen how to create the shape of a letter or character — meet all the requirements for copyright protection. They are, original, creative and fixed in a tangible form.

So fonts are subject to copyright protection in the United States unless their owner explicitly releases them into the public domain. If you want to use a font that is not in the public domain, you must have a license to do so. Many fonts are free, others are packaged with software and some are sold separately. When obtaining a standalone font, work only with reputable, known companies (or “font foundries,” as they are often called) and be sure to read the license to make sure that what you’re purchasing meets your project’s needs and that you are complying with its terms.

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