The Student Press Law Center commends the Kirkwood administration for their courage and dedication to empowering student voices!
Meet Kendrick Calfee, Editor in Chief of the Northwest Missourian
SPLC is speaking with student editors about their love for journalism, our changing times, and how censorship connects to all of it.
New Voices bills see success and defeat in 2019 state legislative sessions
The New Voices movement has made significant strides in 2019, with a record number of state bills (11) introduced, and two measures adopted in Arkansas to strengthen protections for student journalists. New Voices is a student-powered nonpartisan grassroots movement of state-based advocates who seek to protect student press freedom with state laws. These laws counteract… Continue reading New Voices bills see success and defeat in 2019 state legislative sessions
PODCAST: New Voices advocates talk struggles and successes
Cory Dawson: Since 1988, student reporters have lived under a Supreme Court ruling that gives school administrators vast control over what goes into their school’s newspapers. Since then, students, advocates and media advisers have worked to put press freedoms for student journalists into law by passing New Voices laws in 14 states. These laws protect… Continue reading PODCAST: New Voices advocates talk struggles and successes
A record number of states have introduced New Voices bills in 2019
More bills protecting the First Amendment rights of student journalists are moving through statehouses than ever before, according to a Student Press Law Center tally. The 11 bills are part of a nationwide effort to pass “New Voices” bills in state legislatures, which effectively counteract and clarify the limits of the 1988 Hazelwood School District… Continue reading A record number of states have introduced New Voices bills in 2019
House lawmakers ‘fast-tracking’ Missouri New Voices bill in 2019
Feb. 13, 2019 UPDATE: Missouri’s New Voices bill passed a key House committee vote on Wednesday, Feb. 13. HB 743 passed unanimously in executive session, with all twelve committee members supporting it, House General Laws committee Vice Chairman Jered Taylor (R-District 139) said in a text message. The vote moves the bill to the House… Continue reading House lawmakers ‘fast-tracking’ Missouri New Voices bill in 2019
The print edition of a Missouri university’s magazine has been canceled. Editors say it’s retaliation and censorship
While administrators at a private university near St. Louis say they killed a student magazine to ensure a digital focus, editors say it is retaliation for recent controversial articles.
Missouri scraps student press freedom bill for third year in a row
The Missouri Senate killed House Bill 1940, also known as the Cronkite New Voices Act, by not voting on it before the legislative session ended on May 18.
Missouri New Voices bill passes Senate committee (for the third year in a row)
After a unanimous 7-0 vote, Missouri’s New Voices bill passed successfully April 10 through the Senate Education Committee and should head to a full Senate vote next.
New Voices bill clears Missouri House, heads to the Senate
The Walter Cronkite New Voices bill easily cleared a milestone Feb. 19, as it passed through the House of Representatives with heavy support, 129-20. The bill will now move to the state’s Senate — where it has stalled the last two years.