Student Press Freedom Initiative

Student Press Freedom Initiative

FIRE’s Student Press Freedom Initiative (SPFI) defends free press on campus by advocating for the rights of student journalists at colleges and universities across the country.

Here are some of the ways SPFI has your back

  • SPFI’s 24-hour hotline — 717-734-SPFI (7734) or — can quickly respond and provide rapid resources for your legal questions if you’re facing censorship
  •, SPFI’s clickable guide to common media law and First Amendment questions, helps you learn more about topics like defamation and privacy law
  • SPFI’s resources help you understand how to identify and respond to censorship.
  • SPFI offers free virtual and in-person trainings on topics like accessing public records and avoiding legal missteps.


Let’s Talk Journalism!

FIRE’s Let’s Talk program provides students with the resources they need to create spaces on their campuses for open discussion about controversial issues. Join us on September 15, 2022 at 4pm eastern to learn about how student journalists can create spaces for discussion too!

Register for the webinar.