The Student Free Press Association is an individual membership organization of college-aged writers, bloggers, and new media journalists. We publish The College Fix, and offer remarkable journalism internships in Washington, D.C.
SFPA is run by veteran journalists for the benefit of beginning journalists. We identify and support college students who seek to improve campus journalism, explore careers in the media, and commit themselves to the principles of a free society.
John J. Miller
John J. Miller is chairman and executive director of SFPA. He is national correspondent for National Review and a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Philanthropy, and other publications. His books include The First Assassin, a historical thriller, as well as Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America’s Disastrous Relationship with France and A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America. He is the former editor of the Michigan Review at the University of Michigan. His personal website is HeyMiller.com.
Jennifer Kabbany is Editor of The College Fix – a publication of the Student Free Press Association. From 2002 to 2013, she worked in various capacities for the North County Times and U-T San Diego newspapers as a City Hall, education and features reporter, as well as a weekly education columnist. Previously, she served as Associate Editor of FrontPageMagazine.com in Los Angeles, as well as held editorial positions at The Weekly Standard and The Washington Times. Jennifer graduated in 2000 with a B.A. from San Diego State University, where she served as Editor in Chief of The Daily Aztec. Her personal website is www.FeatureArticleWriter.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JenniferKabbany.
Greg Piper is Assistant Editor of The College Fix. He spent several years as a technology policy reporter and editor for Warren Communications News in Washington, D.C., and guest host on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators.” Previously he led media and public relations at Seattle’s Discovery Institute, a free-market think tank. Greg is developing a Web series about a college newspaper, COPY, whose pilot episode was a semifinalist in the TV category for the Scriptapalooza competition in 2012. He graduated in 2001 with a B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, where he co-founded the alternative newspaper PUNCH and served as a reporter, editor and columnist for The Falcon.
Dave Huber is an Assistant Editor of The College Fix. He has been blogging about education, politics, and entertainment for over a decade, most of that time at The Colossus of Rhodey and the popular media bias site Newsbusters. He’s also served as a writer and editor-in-chief of Advanced Iron, an entertainment webzine. Involved in public education for 25 years, Dave holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Delaware and is a graduate student member of the National Association of Scholars. In association with the NAS in 2000, Dave chaired the Delaware Textbook Assessment Committee, which examined American and world history texts in the state.
Why should I join the SFPA?
Because it’s free.
Aren’t the worst things in life free?
You mean the best things.
Who may join?
College-aged journalists — anyone who participates in the campus media, wants to explore a career in the profession, and believes in the principles of a free society.
Do I have to work for a campus publication?
We would love it if you did, but no. We’re interested in traditional newspaper reporters and editorialists as well as bloggers, tweeters, podcasters, and viral-video makers.
What are the benefits of membership?
When you write an excellent news article or produce an outstanding video, we’ll introduce it to a national audience.
What’s the commitment like?
It’s as much or as little as you want.
Are there other benefits?
We’ll communicate with you regularly, suggesting story ideas and providing tips on how to execute them. We also offer paid internships.
Did you say paid internships?
Yes. They’re so awesome that you’d take them for free. But we’ll still pay.
How awesome are they?
Take a look at our list of fellows. You’ll see that they’ve worked for respected news organizations and have gained valuable professional experience as writers and editors. We also connect them with distinguished mentors.
Who are the mentors?
Check out our list. These are SFPA advisors who want to help students find their footing in journalism. They provide an additional level of support for our fellows, beyond what our fellows already receive from their host publications and SFPA staff.
How do I get one of these awesome internships?
Start by joining SFPA. Then share your best work with us. And apply for one of our top-notch internships. The application process is refreshingly simple.
Why are you doing this?
SFPA is a non-profit organization run by veteran journalists for the benefit of beginning journalists. We’re dedicated to spotting talent and developing it. Also, we’re genuinely nice people.