Vermont New Voices legislation was incorporated into House Bill 513, which was signed into law by Governor Phil Scott on May 23, 2017.
In June, Nevada passed “New Voices” legislation designed to give specific protections for student journalists. Here’s what Patrick File, who helped lead the effort, had to say about his experience getting this legislation proposed, sponsored and passed so quickly.
After passing the Illinois legislature with unanimous support, the Illinois New Voices Act was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner on July 29, 2016.
On April 26, Governor Lawrence Hogan signed Maryland's New Voices bill into law, protecting the free expression rights of high school and college journalists.
The American Society of News Editors, comprised of newsroom leaders across America, is the latest to join a growing consensus of professional journalism organizations calling for an end to legalized censorship of student journalism, adding momentum to the growing national "New Voices" reform movement.
Do you remember the first time you were told that you couldn’t report on something? How your breath stopped short in your chest? The way the light drained from your eyes and anger sparked in your stomach and you knew your cheeks were on fire? The way your eyes never left the floor? The way… Continue reading Kelcey Caulder: Advice from a college journalist
North Dakota's John Wall New Voices Act ensures the free-speech rights of journalism students in North Dakota public schools and colleges.