Humanities Program

Crimson supports Free Speech

The Florida Tech Crimson 

For students interested in journalism, becoming a staff member of the Crimson, the official student-run newspaper of Florida Tech, can be a great way to gain experience. Students having a chance to gain experience conducting interviews, scoping out stories, taking pictures, editing articles, publishing web content, and seeing their name in print. Visit the Crimson website to check out the latest edition Contact faculty advisor Dr. Ted Petersen at for more information on how to get involved.

Aside from news publication, the Crimson is also the active voice on campus encouraging students to consider the value of the First Amendment with the annual Free Speech Day in February. Free Speech Day encompasses a “Free Speech” wall, where students, faculty, and staff have free reign to write anything on a specific wall on campus.

 The Crimson has won a Society of Professional Journalists Regional Mark of Excellence Award in 2014 for In-depth Reporting (Small).

The Writing for Media and Journalism courses are the perfect compliment to writing for the Crimson. These classes offer students a chance to learn and practice reporting, AP style writing, and develop good journalism habits. The courses are not required to write for the paper.


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