NEBRASKA — A bill protecting the First Amendment rights of Nebraska students and their advisers got its third hearing since 2016 in the state legislature on Feb. 1. Legislative Bill 206, the Nebraska version of the nationwide effort to pass “New Voices” bills in state legislatures, effectively counteracts and clarifies the limits of the 1988… Continue reading For third time, New Voices bill gets a hearing in Nebraska
Student journalists in Nebraska will have to wait at least another year for New Voices, as the Judiciary Committee is not expected to take any action on the bill.
As a high-school student in Sioux Falls, S.D., Adam Morfeld was threatened with expulsion for distributing a homemade "underground" newspaper. Funny thing about those high-school troublemakers: Sometimes they have long memories. In 2018, state senator Adam Morfeld sat before the Nebraska Senate Judiciary Committee to explain why he's proposing a law (LB 886) to protect… Continue reading ‘Husker Do! Live from Lincoln Senate, students take center stage
In the opening days of the new year, bills were introduced in Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey and New York, with holdover bills reactivated in Minnesota and Washington.
An effort to overturn a $20,000 funding cut to the Daily Nebraskan, the independent student newspaper at the University of Nebraska, fell one vote short at a university student government meeting Wednesday.
The Daily Nebraskan, the independent student newspaper at the University of Nebraska, is facing a potential $20,000 funding reduction from the university’s student government for the upcoming academic year.
Two faculty advisers in the media department at Wayne State College have been removed from their positions.
University of Nebraska administrators now only have to present a single candidate for chancellor and president positions, instead of four.
A committee of state senators heard testimony from student journalists and free press advocates on Thursday regarding a bill that would ensure college journalists in Nebraska have the same First Amendment protection as their professional counterparts. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the New Voices of Nebraska bill, which was introduced in January by Republican… Continue reading Nebraska Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony on student free press legislation
At the hearing for the bill that would protect college student journalists' right to free speech and free press, no one testified in opposition.