Student Press Freedom Day Set for Feb. 23 at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Journalism students will present a program on student press freedom on Feb. 23 at Youngstown State University.

The Student Press Freedom Day event will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Schwebel Lounge at Kilcawley Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The first 50 people at the gathering will receive a Student Press Law Center button. The Washington, D.C.-based SPLC defends the First Amendment and free press rights of student journalists and their advisers.

“A free press is what keeps the community connected, informed and aware, and this day will highlight our dedication to doing that on YSU’s campus,” said Molly Burke, a leader of the event and editor-in-chief of The Jambar, the university’s student-run newspaper.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.