Student Press Freedom Day is coming up Feb. 22 and provides an opportunity for business and editorial staffs to collaborate to shine a light on the importance of student journalism.
Student Press Freedom Day is an initiative spearheaded by the Student Press Law Center, with dozens of media groups collaborating for a national day of action when we celebrate the contributions of student journalists and the need to support their independence without censorship or threat to their advisers.
It’s increasingly important for student media outlets to educate campus communities on media literacy in order to build trust with their audiences. We know that the more people trust our media outlets, the more they’ll read what we publish, and the more readers we have, the more advertising our staffs can sell. The more we’re able to sell, the more our newsrooms are able to publish. It’s a constant cycle driving collaboration among staff, and bringing attention to student press freedom can help further every part of that cycle.
Learn more about Student Press Freedom Day at https://studentpressfreedom.org/
There are several ways that business departments can be involved with Student Press Freedom Day, on the day itself, or throughout the month. For more ideas of how your organization can celebrate, visit https://studentpressfreedom.org/50ways/
Plan an event
An on-campus event is always a great way to connect with the community. Partnering with your editorial team, you can help students, faculty and administrators on your campus understand the importance of student press freedom. The Student Press Law Center offers resources to help plan an event. Once you hold your event, be sure to tag CMBAM and SPLC in your social media posts so we can see what you come up with and share inspiration with other schools.
Student Press Freedom Day offers a chance to educate audiences on the importance of student journalism to society. Understanding that civic value can drive readers to become donors to your student media outlet. Download the Student Press Freedom Day house ads below, and use them wherever you’d like to help draw attention to the societal good your media outlet provides. If you have an online donation page for your organization, these ads could be used throughout your website and email newsletters to link to where your readers can donate.
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