Last fall, Young Voices launched our Campus Pundit Program, rewarding students for advocating for free speech on their college campus. Thanks to the talented work of our applicants and editing team, 18 op-eds were placed in student newspapers across the U.S. at notable schools including Berkeley, William & Mary, the University of Michigan, Clemson, and the University of Alabama.
Young Voices is pleased to announce that we are bringing the program back in the spring with a focus on investigative journalism. From speech-stifling administrators to spendthrift student governments, there is a lot that goes unnoticed at universities today. Young Voices will reward any student who can successfully place an article promoting transparency in their student or local newspaper with $50.
Last month, Young Voices announced the launch of our Campus Pundit Program, offering current U.S. students a $50 commission to publish a pro-liberty op-ed in their student newspaper. Today, I’m pleased to announce that we’re doubling the offer for articles promoting free speech.
There’s no question that the 2015-16 school year was one of the most depressing for student activism in recent history. From Yale to Mizzou and beyond, students across the United States have started calling for “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” over free speech and the exchange of ideas. Now, more than ever before, it is critical that pro-liberty student writers are empowered to make the moral case for freedom.
That’s why Young Voices will reward any current undergraduate or graduate student in the United States $100 for successfully publishing an op-ed in his or her student newspaper defending the principles of free speech. Click here to learn more.
Young Voices Announces Op-ed Program for Current Students
WASHINGTON, DC — College newspapers are hungry for opinion content. But, too often, libertarian students are too afraid to speak up. No more!
Young Voices is proud to announce our Campus Pundit Program. This fall, any current undergraduate or graduate student in the United States can be rewarded $50 for publishing a pro-liberty op-ed in his or her student newspaper.
Young Voices provides media outlets around the world with access to the best aspiring libertarian journalists and policy analysts under 30. By connecting pro-liberty students and young professionals with producers and journalists, we give the Millennial generation a voice for liberty and provide in-depth editorial training. Founded by Students For Liberty in 2013, Young Voices now operates independently as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Any student currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in the United States can apply for Young Voices’ Campus Pundit Program at youngvoicesadvocates.com/campuspundit. If an applicant’s op-ed meets Young Voices’ quality standards, it will be copyedited by Young Voices’ team of professional editors in collaboration with its author.
After completion, the author will then be given instructions on how to pitch to his or her student newspaper. If accepted for publication, the author will be rewarded with a $50 commission from Young Voices. This opportunity is limit to one article per applicant.