As we celebrate Free Press Week here at FIRE, we’re happy to announce the launch of our new resource page for student journalists. Defending the freedom of the collegiate press is a significant part of FIRE’s mission and work, and we hope our new resource page will play a role in our advocacy by helping to inform student reporters and editors about their rights under the First Amendment. Our resources include tips for student journalists, past writings from FIRE on free press issues, examples of FIRE cases involving student newspapers and media outlets, and much more.
We hope student journalists at colleges and universities across the country will make use of these and other resources in order to better understand how First Amendment rights and principles affect them. FIRE is always available to assist student journalists with safeguarding their free press rights. And of course, we will have more blog posts this week about free press issues on campus.