Lawmakers again file bills to protect student, working journalists in Virginia

Frank LoMonte, the former executive director of the Student Press Law Center who now teaches media law at the University of Florida, said the retaliation protections are especially important, because school officials will go to the media advisor first if they want to shut down a story. “That’s so often where that censorship happens,” he said. “(The media advisor) ends up acting as a censor because it’s the only way to keep her job.”