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CNN editor Celina Tebor to keynote FIRE’s free press workshop

The event is hosted by FIRE’s Student Press Freedom Initiative, which defends free press on campus by advocating for the rights of student journalists at colleges and universities.
CNN editor Celina Tebor


CNN news editor Celina Tebor.

FIRE’s Student Press Freedom Initiative is thrilled to announce that CNN news editor Celina Tebor will keynote our third annual Free Press Workshop on June 15! The Free Press Workshop brings together student journalists to learn about the First Amendment, media law, and how to use the law as a tool for reporting.

Tebor is a news editor for CNN and is based in New York City. She also serves as vice president of the Asian American Journalists Association’s New York chapter. She has previously written for a variety of publications including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and The Oregonian. Tebor manages and writes on breaking news across the Northeast, bringing national attention to local stories.

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Tebor got her start as a student journalist at the University of San Diego, where she helmed the student paper, The USD Vista. While at the Vista, Tebor worked with FIRE to oppose the administration-run advisory board's efforts to fire her after she shared information about a published story with a journalist working at another publication. 

Tebor’s journey — from standing up to administrators to reporting in one of America’s top newsrooms — gives her abundant and relevant insight to share with student reporters from across the country.

We still have a handful of spots available for student journalists who want to hear from Tebor, meet fellow journalists from other schools, and learn about using the law in their newsrooms. Make sure you register here. This conference is free for accepted students and includes meals and a $350 travel stipend. Additional travel scholarships are available by application. 

Our team is excited to hear what Tebor has to say to the next generation of journalists, and we look forward to welcoming student journalists to Philadelphia this summer!

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