New Voices USA is a network of state-by-state campaigns to pass anti-censorship legislation that will grant extra protections to student journalists. The movement is inspired by the success in North Dakota, where in 2015, the state legislature unanimously passed a bill that ensures the free-speech rights of journalism students in public… Continue reading New Voices State Tracker
Student Press Law Center executive director gives interview about New Jersey’s New Voices law
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
Baesler: Call us
North Dakota's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kirsten Baesler, told Mystician (Bismarck State College) reporter Megan McNeill that North Dakota has benefited from the John Wall New Voices Act. Baesler also said every state would benefit from New Voices legislation. If anyone from other states has questions or concerns about New Voices legislation, Baesler said just… Continue reading Baesler: Call us
Video: Fighting for students’ freedom of speech
The Michigan Senate Committee of the Judiciary unanimously passed a student press freedom bill in March. This video shows why it's important with clips from the bill's hearing and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's speech on the Senate floor. Music: Wayfaring Blues by Skill_Borrower (c) 2015, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean.… Continue reading Video: Fighting for students’ freedom of speech
Women’s History Month: Celebrating Female Journalists
[su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/xhjhDhmFRp4"] The Student Press Law Center's Active Voice celebrates female journalists during Women's History Month. Find out more about these inspiring women at theactivevoice.tumblr.com. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean. Music is Prelude by reusenoise (c) 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
Lady Journo Confessional: Colleen Murphy
[su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fKIqo7G0gM&feature=youtu.be"] Colleen Murphy, editor of The GW Hatchet, talks about her experience as a college journalist and a woman. Video by SPLC Intern Brooke Bean Music: Flying (Liquid D&B Mix) by stellarartwars (c) 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license
Video from the Committee on Judiciary hearing on March 22, where state senators voted 5-0 on Senate Bill 848.
Submit your stories to us for #SpeakUpSunday
#SpeakUpSunday is an Active Voice campaign to document the inappropriate comments and sexist statements that female journalists receive on a regular basis. We are currently accepting submissions for our first #SpeakUpSunday, coming this week. You can submit your experience via email at activevoice [at] splc.org or via the Active Voice Tumblr. Your entry can be anonymous.
Why We Need New Voices: Tanvi Kumar’s Story
Tanvi Kumar, a former Wisconsin high school journalist who was censored for writing a story about rape culture, speaks out about fighting the censorship. A New Voices bill would protect journalists like Tanvi. Video: Brooke Bean. Music: Fall to pieces - Silence by mika (c) 2010. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0).
Video: The importance of New Voices
This video explains why New Voices legislation is so important to protect student journalists' freedom of speech and of the press. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean. Music: Fall to pieces - Silence by mika (c) 2010, CC 3.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8GmsIbkUpk