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.
A Nebraska state senator has filed a bill to protect college journalists from administrative censorship, but unlike in other states' proposed legislation, high school journalists are not included.
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