Breaking down yearbook censorship in 2022

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Photo by: Stilfehler (CC 4.0 SA / Wikimedia Commons)

It's hard to overstate the importance of yearbooks as a form of student journalism. Yearbooks give students a platform to capture what their lives have been like throughout an academic year — a function that's even more crucial in the current moment, where students are living through so many challenging national and global circumstances. Yearbooks… Continue reading Breaking down yearbook censorship in 2022

Supporting advisers, celebrating successes on Student Press Freedom Day

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Editor's Note: This piece was initially published by JEA Scholastic Press Rights Committee on Feb. 24, 2022 (Student Press Freedom Day). Today is Student Press Freedom Day, a national day of action when student journalists in the United States raise awareness of the challenges they face, celebrate their contributions to their schools and communities, and take… Continue reading Supporting advisers, celebrating successes on Student Press Freedom Day

SPLC ensures Washington New Voices bill effectively protects students’ rights

The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) began an on-ground initiative in Washington to implement the New Voices bill in order to ensure that students, advisers and administrators know their rights and how they must support free press under the law. Want to get involved with New Voices?New Voices is a student-powered nonpartisan grassroots movement of… Continue reading SPLC ensures Washington New Voices bill effectively protects students’ rights

Hawaii and West Virginia are taking steps to protect student press freedom

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What do Hawaii and West Virginia have in common? They both took huge steps toward restoring and protecting student press freedom on February 3, when legislative committees in both states recommended New Voices legislation for passage. Students in both states testified remotely before their representative Education committees, highlighting both the stories they have been able… Continue reading Hawaii and West Virginia are taking steps to protect student press freedom