The University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication is delighted to announce an essay contest in which students are asked to respond to the question, "How should communities deal with hate speech?"
The essay contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. The first place winner will receive $500 and have his or her essay published in The Star Tribune. The first runner-up will receive $150 and both students will be honored at the Liberty Tree Keynote Address at 7 p.m. at Nicholson Hall on Nov. 14, 2011. Essays are due Oct. 15, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Liberty Tree student essay contest, sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication and The Star Tribune, is being held as part of a week's worth of events that commemorate Minnesota's role in the development of First Amendment law.
For complete details and information on submitting an essay, please visit our website.