Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed the New Voices bill, SB 1384, just a few days after the General Assembly wrapped up their legislative session.
It was 25 years in the making, but student press protections finally passed the Arizona legislature Tuesday.
Bills are advancing in states across the country, including a newly filed one that just debuted this week.
Experts are disputing an Arizona judge’s order to journalism students to delete audio recordings of a sentencing hearing.
In a 10-1 bipartisan vote Monday, the Arizona House Education Committee advanced New Voices legislation that would grant student journalists in the state freedom from administrative censorship.
New Voices legislation in Arizona is one step closer to becoming law after moving unanimously Monday through the state Senate.
Student journalists in Arizona could soon see protection from administrative censorship after New Voices legislation was introduced in the state Senate and passed unanimously Thursday by the Senate Education Committee.
In four states, student journalists outnumber journalists from professional outlets assigned to the statehouse full-time, where they ensure citizens have access to information about how the state spends their tax dollars and decisions on education, criminal justice and safety regulations.
Isabelle Murray, the impeached Tempe Undergraduate Student Government senator, spoke to a reporter of The State Press, the student newspaper at the university, earlier in October about a bill she was working on regarding black face paint at football games.
A state law created to protect people from “revenge porn” has drawn criticism and a federal lawsuit from bookstores, publishers and news media groups, who claim they could be punished because the law is overly broad and violates constitutionally guaranteed free speech.