The sixth annual Student Press Freedom Day is Feb. 22. It is an opportunity for us all to recognize the increasingly critical role student journalists play in our communities, but also to support the student press through legislation, legal and educational resources, and mentorships.
Justin Silverman of the New England First Amendment Coalition and Josh Moore at the Student Press Law Center are co-writing a forthcoming op/ed your publication can run in celebration of Student Press Freedom Day. NENPA will distribute the op/ed through our email lists on Feb. 16, 2024.
Student Press Freedom Day is an initiative by the Student Press Law Center where students, advisers and press freedom groups work together to:
- Raise awareness of the vital work of student journalists
- Highlight how censorship threatens that important work, and
- Empower student journalists to take action to restore their First Amendment Freedoms.
Each year, Student Press Freedom Day grows in scope as more students write op-eds, create videos, host events, tell their stories and build momentum for New Voices campaigns in their state.
The theme for Student Press Freedom Day 2024 is Powerfully Persistent.