Student-led activism has been at the forefront of all major social movements—from the antiwar and civil rights movements to the fossil-fuel-divestment movement to the fight for racial justice. In 2007, StudentNation was founded to establish a space for young writers to speak for themselves and share their perspectives through rigorous, edited, fact-checked reporting.
This program aims to encourage, promote, and expand the impact of a rising generation of student journalists by helping them develop a high standard of professionalism in the editorial and publication processes. Students receive mentorship and oversight from Nation staff and also have the opportunity to network with fellow student journalists. Each year, StudentNation publishes more than 100 pieces of original content, including first-person accounts of campus campaigns, local student reporting, and coverage of legislative issues relevant to students and young people.