Whitney High Student Media celebrates First Amendment Press Freedom Award

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Whitney High Student Media celebrates First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Staff of Whitney High Student Media gathers with a cake celebrating the First Amendment Press Freedom Award. Photo by Britney Flint

Staff of Whitney High Student Media gathers with a cake celebrating the First Amendment Press Freedom Award. Photo by Britney Flint

Staff of Whitney High Student Media gathers with a cake celebrating the First Amendment Press Freedom Award. Photo by Britney Flint

Staff of Whitney High Student Media gathers with a cake celebrating the First Amendment Press Freedom Award. Photo by Britney Flint

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During a video produced during their fourth period advanced media class, Whitney High Student Media members share why the First Amendment matters to them.

The staff learned Feb. 17 that they were named recipients of the First Amendment Press Freedom Award from the Journalism Education Association for the third consecutive year. Eleven schools across the country earned the honor for 2017, including two others from California.

Editors will accept the award at the spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle.

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