Student Journalism Newsletter: November 3

You need to know.

We get it. As student journalists, you work really hard to inform your school and community about the issues that matter most. And while you’re making sure your school newspaper or online news site slays, we at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting are trying to make your life a little easier. So, we created this monthly blast to give you the tools you need to know to get the job done.

Here, you’ll find journalism news, examples of standout work from student reporters, and tips from award-winning reporters and experts in the field. We hope it makes you feel like this:

This month’s rundown:

  • CENSORSHIP ON CAMPUS: An article critical of Donald Trump slated to be published in Liberty University’s official newspaper was censored by the school’s president. Read the full article in Politico to find out what the student reporter who wrote the article has to say.
  • AT YOUR SERVICE: Did you know the Student Press Law Center has all the answers to your questions on student First Amendment rights? Whether you need to know about your First Amendment rights as a student or are being threatened with censhorship, the SPLC has legal guides to help you out. You can even request to get free legal advice about your investigative articles! Check it out here.
  • EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES: Poynter is an awesome resource for journalists at any stage of their careers. Even if you think you’re the best writer at your newspaper (don’t worry, we won’t tell), the best reporters are always looking to get even better. Check out this piece on three ways to find and fix mistakes in your writing.
More than 160 budding reporters visited us in Boston last summer for the best two weeks ever. But don’t take our word for it, read what students had to say about their time in the city learning investigative journalism and making friends from around the country.

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