FIRE’s 2022 Free Speech Conference: Free Press Workshop

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FSN Free Speech Conference

FIRE’s 2022 Spring Regional Conference: Free Press Workshop

This one-day event offers a crash course on freedom of expression — with particular emphasis on student journalism and media law.

FSN Summer Conference 2022

What are the details?

The Free Press Workshop will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in Washington, D.C. at FIRE’s office! This event is open to current students (including graduate students!) at U.S. colleges and universities.

What are we doing?

Attendees will learn from experts in the field about the importance of student journalism and how to protect a free and open press. Topics will include FOIA, how to interview to get answers to your questions, and basic media law. Participants will also work closely with FIRE staff to develop strategies to speak, write, and cover the news freely—backed by a robust understanding of the First Amendment and its protections.

What is included?

Meals on Saturday, April 9 will be provided for attendees. Additionally, a travel reimbursement of up to $350 will be available to help students cover lodging and travel to and from the conference with valid receipts. Coming from afar? Students with larger travel costs should reach out to for a larger stipend.

Interested in the flourishing of free and independent student press? This is your chance to learn how to assert your expressive rights to keep the free press free. Apply today using your .edu email!