The First Amendment must extend to student journalists seeking to report the truth
Over the course of their lives, students will spend more than 10,000 hours in school, roughly half of their waking hours.
School provides an opportunity not just to learn, but to network and form new ideas and opinions. Specifically at the high school level, students are exposed to myriad new opinions, beliefs and values.
The benefits of strong student journalism are twofold; it creates both a forum for students to express their opinions on issues facing their school and a resilient student community.