College Journalists Hold a Boot Camp for Free Speech and Training

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College Fix reported:

National journalism organizations established “The J-Team” last month to train student journalists against suppression attempts by college administrations.

The move follows Muscatine Community College’s crackdown on The Calumet, which led the editors to sue the school and start an independent paper.

The J-Team is a collaboration among the Student Press Law Center (SPLC), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and Investigative Reporters and Editors, according to a joint press release.

The groups did their first “boot camp” training Aug. 28 near Muscatine, at the University of Iowa’s Daily Iowan newsroom, and invited all student journalists in the state, SPLC Executive Director Frank LoMonte told The College Fix in a phone interview.