Advocates say they'll be back in 2017 to try to pass student press rights legislation, which died in the Missouri Senate after school administrators lobbied against it.
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New Voices advocates regroup in Missouri after bill stalls in state Senate
A bill that sought to protect the First Amendment rights of Missouri student journalists quietly died in the state Senate this month. It would have prevented public schools and colleges from censoring student-produced media. The Walter Cronkite New Voices Act, named after the Missouri native and iconic broadcast journalist, spent this spring climbing the state legislative… Continue reading New Voices advocates regroup in Missouri after bill stalls in state Senate