New Jersey has a second shot at passing a New Voices bill, and New Jersey student journalists have been presenting their case in an impressive show of civic engagement. The Garden State Scholastic Press Association interviewed Frank LoMonte, the executive director of the Student Press Law Center, to get more information on the legislation. In… Continue reading Student Press Law Center executive director gives interview about New Jersey’s New Voices law
What began as a series of venting social media posts has become a civil rights lawsuit that reached the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
For the second year, the Society of Professional Journalists passed a resolution at this year's Excellence in Journalism conference in support of New Voices press freedom legislation across the country.
Your dose of warm fuzzies: Nearly every journalist who can draw breath is voicing their support for a college newspaper being sued by its own university.
By Shea Smith Sindhu Shivani Ravuri was born in Los Gatos, California, but lived her entire life in San Jose. She attended the same school, The Harker School, from kindergarten until 12th grade. Now, a rising sophomore at the University of California-Berkeley, she is working her way through the media studies department. During her two… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sindhu Ravuri
By Shea Smith Sophie Gordon was born in Fuzhou, China and moved to the United States when she was just ten-months-old. After living roughly a year-and-a-half in Iowa, her family moved to St. Charles, Missouri before she left for college to attend Ball State University. She is a rising junior at Ball State in Indiana… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sophie Gordon
Student athletes who made a racy CD including sex-humor songs for their bus ride to an "away" softball game lost their First Amendment challenge, but can still dispute whether their removal from the team was retaliation for discontinuing pregame prayers against their coach's wishes.
By Holly Speck Sunshine Cho has a confession to make. Before she was a rising sophomore at the University of California, San Diego, 7-year-old Shine ‘borrowed’ her father’s credit card and subscribed to a two-year TIME Magazine subscription. Luckily, Shine’s father pardoned the young Shine after she plead temporary insanity due to her thirst for… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sunshine Cho
As a Muslim girl living in Texas, it was hard to find my voice at first. After 9/11, my dad would try to explain to me what hate was and instances I might come across it in life. I felt like I couldn’t speak out when someone talked about my religion and I felt like… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Nashwa Bawab
The Washington Coalition for Open Government is taking the University of Washington to task, legally, for the circumstances surrounding their most recent presidential search.