Journalism students celebrating the annual Student Press Day

Zaineh Saleh

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Journalism Students across the United States will be celebrating Student Press Freedom Day on Thursday, Feb.24. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a series of events and training in celebration of their press freedom on that day. 

The day itself is a correlation to the US. Supreme Court’s 1969 decision regarding the Tinker vs Des Moines case. The case has been crucially important in journalism history as it prevented censorship that would regularly occur in schools.

The theme for this year will be “Unmute Yourself.” The theme was chosen as a way to protest self-censorship and allow students to publish their stories truthfully without allowing self-doubt.

In celebration, members of The Crimson Chronicle will be visiting period six classrooms who request a lesson in news literacy.

The day includes various activities you can take part in such as joining the book club, one-day boot camp, and other workshops. For more information on other activities visit the website https://studentpressfreedom.org/.

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