Along with the Associated Collegiate Press, the SPLC co-sponsors the College Press Freedom Award to recognize the college student or student news medium that has demonstrated outstanding support for college press freedom. The College Press Freedom Award is presented at the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers national fall convention. The College Press Freedom Award winners receive a plaque recognizing their achievements and a cash prize.
The award is underwritten by a grant from the Louisiana State University Manship School of Communications, and given in memory of “The Reveille Seven,” a group of LSU student journalists who, in 1934, were expelled for publishing criticism of Louisiana Gov. Huey Long, and later cleared of wrongdoing and vindicated. The LSU sponsorship enables us to offer a $500 cash prize, which will be shared in the event of multiple winners.