This week, a group of student journalists in Pittsburg, Kan. achieved something that many their age only dream of: affecting real, tangible change in their community.
The rights of Nevada’s student journalists could get a boost if a New Voices bill just filed in the state legislature can make it to the governor’s desk.
The Indiana Senate’s Education and Career Development Committee voted unanimously to pass an amended student press freedom bill on Wednesday.
Just under the wire for the deadline to file bills for the Texas state legislature, Senator José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, submitted a bill that would grant free speech protection to student journalists in public schools.
Missouri’s Walter Cronkite New Voices Act has successfully passed through the House of Representatives and is halfway home.
New Voices legislation is one step closer to becoming law in Washington state after senators voted Thursday to move the bill on to the House of Representatives.
For high school newspaper advisers, standing up for students’ free speech can come with a price.
An Illinois bill protecting student journalists’ rights was signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner Friday and is effective immediately. The state had existing protections for college journalists, but the bill adds similar protections for students in public high schools as well. Students in public high schools will now have a legally protected right to choose what… Continue reading Illinois governor signs landmark measure protecting high school journalists against censorship
A Rhode Island bill aimed at protecting students’ right to free speech and press died in committee after no action was taken on it before the legislative session ended.
State legislators have re-introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts and public universities from authorizing prior restraint of school-sponsored media.