State legislators have re-introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts and public universities from authorizing prior restraint of school-sponsored media.
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
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
The Student Press Law Center spoke to the New Jersey legislator who has proposed a bill that would make it a crime to take pictures of minors in public without parental consent. The bill has been called unconstitutional.
The student, who posted the tweets away from school grounds, is at risk for suspension or expulsion under the state's bullying law.
"If sunlight is the best disinfectant, then you ought to be the sunlight. In other words, be a champion of your own cause by making sure that your voice is heard."
The recently-introduced "New Voices of New Jersey" bill will grant protections to students in public schools and colleges and their advisers.
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
The New Jersey adviser was dismissed and journalism courses at the school were canceled after a year-long battle with the principal over prior review and censorship.
The Northern Highlands Board of Education reintroduced changes to its school-sponsored publications policy on Monday after faculty and alumni criticized attempts to change the policy last year.