Nebraska Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony on student free press legislation

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

Nebraska senator files bill to protect college student journalists from censorship

NEBRASKA — The Cornhusker State is the latest to join the growing wave of states with student press freedom legislation in the works. Inspired by North Dakota’s success in passing an anti-censorship bill in April, campaigns have begun sprouting up across the country. Nebraska’s version of a ‘New Voices’ bill was introduced by Sen. Al… Continue reading Nebraska senator files bill to protect college student journalists from censorship