Not only was Rhode Island the 13th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and establish statehood, but it is now the 13th state to ensure the free-expression rights of student journalists.
Nevada students and journalists alike rejoiced when Gov. Sandoval signed Senate Bill 240 into law late Friday night.
Nevada’s New Voices bill, Senate Bill 420, passed the state legislature this week, awaiting only the governor’s signature before it becomes law.
It’s been a busy month in Vermont, where journalists have secured two First Amendment victories in a week after Gov. Phil Scott signed New Voices legislation on Thursday.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed the New Voices bill, SB 1384, just a few days after the General Assembly wrapped up their legislative session.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed Senate Bill 96, a reporter shield law that will protect journalists – even unpaid ones working outside of mainstream professional news organizations – from being forced to share information gained in confidence.
It was 25 years in the making, but student press protections finally passed the Arizona legislature Tuesday.
After months of back-and-forth, student press protections are on their way to the governor’s desk in Vermont.
Bills are advancing in states across the country, including a newly filed one that just debuted this week.
A Hail Mary attempt to pass legislation guaranteeing constitutional protections for student journalists fell short in Indiana.