“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”

- Ida B. Wells

S.C. Press Association Collegiate members release joint statement on protests and First Amendment rights

Released June 19, 2020


As institutions that send young journalists into American newsrooms, we stand with our professional colleagues in affirming our First Amendment right to cover all news events without fear of attack by police or those intent upon violence. Journalists are integral to democracy and crucial to helping the American public understand the unfolding of history. We aim to affirm progress and call out wrongdoing. As crusading journalist Ida B. Wells said, “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”


University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Carolina News & Reporter, University of South Carolina
The Carolinian, University of South Carolina Upstate
The Chanticleer, Coastal Carolina University
The Collegian, Bob Jones University
The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
The Johnsonian, Winthrop University
Old Gold & Black, Wofford College
The Pacer Times, University of South Carolina Aiken
The Panther, Claflin University
The Roddey McMillan Record, Winthrop University
Winthrop University Department of Mass Communication
South Carolina Press Association