SPLC joined the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in sending a December 14 letter to Frostburg State University President Ronald Nowaczyk expressing concern after the university targeted a student journalist and directed the student newspaper to investigate and punish her. Read the full letter: https://splc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FIRE-and-SPLC-Letter-to-Frostburg-State-University-December-14-2020.pdf
Hillary Davis, SPLC’s New Voices Advocacy and Campaign Organizer, sits down and walks us through the New Voices movement in 2020. Find out what’s happening in your state and how you can get involved. Full Transcript Joe Severino: In January, state legislatures across the country will meet for the start of their 2020 lawmaking sessions,… Continue reading New Voices 2020 preview
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law Tuesday a bill designed to protect the free-speech rights of high school and college journalists, effective Oct. 1.
MARYLAND — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law Tuesday a bill designed to protect the free-speech rights of high school and college journalists. The new law, which goes into effect on October 1, will grant high school and college student journalists the ability to exercise freedom of speech and of the press in school-sponsored media,… Continue reading Maryland New Voices press freedom bill signed into law
The state legislature gave final approval to a student press freedom bill this weekend, sending the anti-censorship legislation to the governor’s desk. On Saturday, the state Senate voted 37-9 to concur with the House amendments and give final approval to the legislation which would grant high school and college student journalists the ability to exercise… Continue reading Maryland legislature passes student press freedom bill
The bill, which would guarantee free speech protections to high school and college journalists, is now on the governor's desk.
The Senate is expected to give final consideration to the New Voices bill before midnight on Monday.
The Old Line State might be the first state in the national New Voices movement to pass a student press freedom bill this year, as the legislation cleared the Maryland House and moves back to the Senate for final consideration. On Thursday, the Maryland House voted 130-6 to pass the legislation, which would grant high… Continue reading Maryland House approves student press freedom bill, final vote expected soon
After the Maryland New Voices bill passed the Senate floor, a House committee heard testimony this week.
Just days after a New Voices bill passed the Missouri House floor, the Old Line State became the second state this week to see student press freedom legislation clear a major hurdle. On Friday, the Maryland Senate heard the third reading of the bill and voted 36-10 to pass the anti-censorship legislation, which would grant… Continue reading Maryland Senate passes student press freedom legislation