AEJMC brings New Voices Florida together

New Voices of Florida got a jumpstart in St. Petersburg from the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The national media education organization's Scholastic Journalism division made New Voices a prominent part of its 2017 midwinter conference. Ben Mullin, managing editor of Poynter.com, gave attendees from Florida, Colorado, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, and North… Continue reading AEJMC brings New Voices Florida together

Four Years In

North Dakota NVA advocates prepare to take their victory photo after Gov. Dalrymple signed their bill into law in April 2015.

The full story of the New Voices Movement is long, full of plot twists, protagonists and antagonists galore - stretching all the way back to 1969 and Mary Beth Tinker's black arm band. I've had the pleasure and honor of being closely involved with this movement to legislatively counteract Hazelwood, to protect colleges from Hazelwood… Continue reading Four Years In

Baesler: Call us

North Dakota's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kirsten Baesler, told Mystician (Bismarck State College) reporter Megan McNeill that North Dakota has benefited from the John Wall New Voices Act. Baesler also said every state would benefit from New Voices legislation. If anyone from other states has questions or concerns about New Voices legislation, Baesler said just… Continue reading Baesler: Call us

Quote of the Day!

"I will say if you look at the history of great movements, civil rights movements, great movements internationally, many, many, many of them have started with students. And many of them have started with the pen being mightier than the sword." -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Q&A with New Voices of Michigan’s Jeremy Steele

In August 2015, the John Wall New Voices Act of North Dakota became law, protecting both college and high school student journalists from administrative censorship and faculty advisers against retaliation. The statute has ignited a nationwide movement to enact similar legislation. As of fall 2018, efforts continue to bring a New Voices Law to Michigan. Jeremy Steele,… Continue reading Q&A with New Voices of Michigan’s Jeremy Steele

North Dakota: A catalyst for reform

Proclamation for with Governor Jack Dalrymple

The year 2009 had been a good one for journalism adviser Jeremy Murphy and his students. For the first time, West Fargo High School’s student newspaper was considered the best in North Dakota by a regional scholastic press group, and one student journalist was named the state’s best by the Journalism Education Association. However, in… Continue reading North Dakota: A catalyst for reform

Steve Listopad

Steven Listopad, North Dakota State University PhD candidate, has been an assistant professor of Journalism and Mass Communication and Student Media Director at two North Dakota universities. He’s received honors from the Hefner Foundation, AEJMC, JEA, CMA and SCJ for his work with New Voices USA. His converged student media center at the University of… Continue reading Steve Listopad