SPLC congratulates the State of Hawaii on the signing of HB1848, the “Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act."
In addition to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, states can provide additional free speech protection to their own citizens by enacting state laws or regulations. The New Jersey New Voices law is such a provision. The law affirms the right of student journalists attending New Jersey public high schools to determine the content… Continue reading New Jersey New Voices Law (2021)
The Illinois Campus College Press Act protects campus media from censorship.
John Tagliareni reflects on the New Voices process and his tips for advocates working to become the next New Voices state.
Tom McHale reflects on how New Jersey passed its New Voices law and his tips for advocates working to become the next New Voices state.
Carolyn Heckle – a junior at Corning-Painted Post High School in Corning, New York – understands the importance of a free press and the power of a phone call. She and her classmates conducted a phone banking effort to advocate for student press freedom through the New York Student Journalist Free Speech Act. The law… Continue reading New York Students ‘Call’ for Student Press Freedom
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
Join the Write In for Student Press Freedom February 24 @ 8p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT Sign up now The best thing you can do to improve student press freedom in your state is to talk to people in charge. Join us on Student Press Freedom Day for a letter writing party, where you’ll… Continue reading Write in for Student Press Freedom
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
Learn how student journalists have changed the press freedom landscape in their states, plus concrete strategies for working with legislators and other decision makers to restore and protect the freedom of the student press.