A bill to protect the free expression rights of student journalists died unexpectedly in the Indiana Senate today.
Just under the wire for the deadline to file bills for the Texas state legislature, Senator José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, submitted a bill that would grant free speech protection to student journalists in public schools.
The Santa Clara, Santa Clara University’s namesake student newspaper, published an editorial detailing a recent incident of the publication’s censorship by the school’s administration.
A bill protecting the free expression rights of student journalists is awaiting action in a Senate committee, fortified by new co-sponsorship, after overwhelmingly passing the Indiana House.
Just before their exodus, joint departments of the Obama administration passed a rule clarifying the existing Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.
Representatives of school administrators are seeking to soften proposed legal protections for students journalists in a bill making its way through the Vermont Senate.
In a months-long records battle with Utah State University, Alex Stuckey of the Salt Lake Tribune said she considers her January 12 hearing with the Utah State Records Committee a “half-win” as they promise a result by mid-February.
The introduction of Senate Bill 18 to the Vermont legislature on January 12 is only the latest attempt by Sen. Jeanette White, D-Windham, to codify press freedom for students in Vermont state law.