The Student Press Law Center promotes, supports and defends the First Amendment and free press rights of student journalists and their advisers. Founded in 1974, the nonprofit, nonpartisan SPLC is based in Washington, D.C.
Following West Virginia’s passage of a New Voices law earlier this year, the Student Press Law Center has tracked local school districts to ensure they pass student media policies consistent with the law’s protection for student journalism. Beyond being a requirement in the law, these district policies are an important way to ensure school administrators… Continue reading Comments to Mingo County (WV) School Board on Student Media Policy, December 2023
The Wisconsin Senate’s Committee on Universities and Revenue will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 5, on a bill that would offer protection to many of the state’s student journalists and student media advisers.
The Student Press Law Center commends the Wisconsin Assembly for their approval yesterday of New Voices legislation restricting censorship of school-sponsored student media. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. Sponsored by Representative Tom Michalski, AB 551 ensures that Wisconsin’s public sixth grade through college student journalists determine the content of student media… Continue reading Wisconsin Assembly approves New Voices bill