Illinois student press freedom bill passes unanimously through House committee

Lawmakers on a House committee unanimously passed ‘New Voices’ legislation Wednesday that would bolster First Amendment protections for high school student journalists in the state. About 50 high school students, their journalism advisers and free speech advocates attended the hearing for House Bill 5902 that would protect high school journalists’ right to free speech and… Continue reading Illinois student press freedom bill passes unanimously through House committee

Maryland and Illinois join nationwide anti-censorship movement by filing New Voices bills

In a momentous week for the nationwide New Voices campaign, Maryland and Illinois have joined the list of states with legislation pending to protect students journalists from administrative censorship. Maryland’s bill, Senate Bill 764, introduced by Democratic Sens. Jamin Raskin and Jim Rosapepe on Feb. 5, would extend to high school and college student journalists… Continue reading Maryland and Illinois join nationwide anti-censorship movement by filing New Voices bills