House lawmakers ‘fast-tracking’ Missouri New Voices bill in 2019

Mitch Eden, Jack Rintoul, Rep. Deb Lavender, Thora Pearson, Maddie Meyers Photographer: Hannah Hall, Lavender's Chief of Staff

Feb. 13, 2019 UPDATE: Missouri’s New Voices bill passed a key House committee vote on Wednesday, Feb. 13. HB 743 passed unanimously in executive session, with all twelve committee members supporting it, House General Laws committee Vice Chairman Jered Taylor (R-District 139) said in a text message. The vote moves the bill to the House… Continue reading House lawmakers ‘fast-tracking’ Missouri New Voices bill in 2019

For third time, New Voices bill gets a hearing in Nebraska

Photo by Julia Holmquist

NEBRASKA — A bill protecting the First Amendment rights of Nebraska students and their advisers got its third hearing since 2016 in the state legislature on Feb. 1. Legislative Bill 206, the Nebraska version of the nationwide effort to pass “New Voices” bills in state legislatures, effectively counteracts and clarifies the limits of the 1988… Continue reading For third time, New Voices bill gets a hearing in Nebraska

Student journalists unify, call for new and stronger press freedoms

The Torch, Bergen Community College, Paramus, N.J Photo courtesy of Edriel Fimbres, photo editor

On a day of coordinated national action, student journalists and their allies published editorials, held events and flooded social media to defend student press freedoms that have increasingly come under attack. The Student Press Law Center dubbed Jan. 30 Student Press Freedom day — a day when student journalists were encouraged to speak out about… Continue reading Student journalists unify, call for new and stronger press freedoms