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In honor of its 35th anniversary next year, the Student Press Law Center has just released the third edition of…

In honor of its 35th anniversary next year, the Student Press Law Center has just released the third edition of its guide for student journalists, Law of the Student Press.

It’s been 14 years since the book was last updated, during which time the non-profit has been active keeping up with court rulings and laws that affect journalism in American schools. According to an SPLC press release announcing the new edition of the book, it tops out at 416 pages, touching on pertinent issues for student reporters such as the publication of off-campus speech — think comments on Facebook pages and the like — and coping with censorship threats in the wake of the Supreme Court’s "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case, which landed in the Supreme Court.

More information about the guide book, including previews and information on discounts, is available on the SPLC web site.