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 thefire.org/alarm — can quickly respond and provide rapid resources for your legal questions if you’re facing censorship
  • CanIPublishThis.com, 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.