Bill protecting students’ press rights re-introduced to NJ Assembly

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NEW JERSEY— State legislators have re-introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts and public universities from authorizing prior restraint of school-sponsored media. Co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus, R-Sussex, and Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, the legislation aims to protect students from administrative censorship. The bill was originally introduced by an outgoing assemblywoman near the end… Continue reading Bill protecting students’ press rights re-introduced to NJ Assembly

SPJ showcases the New Voices movement in its latest podcast episode

Studio SPJ, a podcast of the Society of Professional Journalists, featured the New Voices U.S. campaign in its latest episode. In the Feb. 20 episode, SPJ Region 1 Director Jane Primerano interviewed Student Press Law Center Executive Director Frank LoMonte and John Tagliareni and Tom McHale, both high school journalism advisers in New Jersey who have… Continue reading SPJ showcases the New Voices movement in its latest podcast episode

New Jersey legislator introduces bill to grant student journalists protection from censorship

NEW JERSEY — Student journalists in the Garden State might soon have an extra level of protection from administrative censorship. Outgoing New Jersey Assemblywoman Donna Simon introduced a “New Voices of New Jersey” bill on Monday that would require public school districts to adopt a written policy for students’ freedom of expression by the 2016-16… Continue reading New Jersey legislator introduces bill to grant student journalists protection from censorship