Student Journalists

Student newspapers are integral to the free flow of ideas and information on college campuses. But with campus closures, business shutdowns and student enrollment declines during COVID-19, the independence of these publications is in question. University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) doctoral student Jessica Sparks, CNN Counsel and former…

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Posted: November 29, 2023

The Brechner Freedom of Information Project is proud to partner with the Student Press Law Center for Student Press Freedom Day 2023: Bold Journalism and Brave Advocacy. Student journalists across the country practice Bold Journalism and Brave Advocacy every day. But most still aren’t afforded their full First Amendment press…

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Posted: February 23, 2023

As the emergence of digital technologies has transformed the news industry, the way that journalism is taught and learned in the college classroom and in campus-based journalism laboratories, or news labs, has changed as well. Traditionally, college journalism students needed to find a summer internship at a professional news outlet…

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Posted: July 9, 2021