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Members of the initial group of 45words student partners distribute pins and information about the importance of free expression at a recent JEA/NSPA convention.

What 45 words are we talking about?

Glad you asked.

Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission created Student Partners as a way to help students connect with their peers to support, protect and spread awareness about the First Amendment.

Students represent schools from around the nation.

See comments from Megan Morris, one the first 45words students, here.

In addition to planning and hosting press rights events at local, state and national conventions, the team will contact schools reporting censorship and offer assistance. The 45 words team can be followed on Twitter at The Facebook group is 45words.

If you go to, you’ll find the 45words blog, written by the Student Partners, and resources relating to censorship fights and bios of each Student Partner, should you wish to contact us individually. Comment, Facebook message, tweet or, if you want to go old-school, e-mail us if you have a question about censorship. We’re here to help!

Here’s the link to the live application form (Deadline May 20, 2013): or If you go here, you can find a link to the application page on the 45words site.

Hope to hear from you soon.

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