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.
Nathan Harden is the author of the book, SEX & GOD AT YALE: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad (St. Martin’s, 2012). He is editor of The College Fix–a publication of the Student Free Press Association. A commentator on issues ranging from politics and culture to sexuality and the media, Nathan has written for numerous publications, including National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, The New York Post, and The Washington Times. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and he blogs about higher education for National Review Online. He graduated with a B.A. from Yale in 2009. His personal website is NathanHarden.com.
Jennifer Kabbany is Associate Editor of The College Fix – a publication of the Student Free Press Association. She is also a reporter for Outreach Magazine. 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.
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.