A high school sophomore led the push for anti-censorship legislation in Rhode Island.
https://splc.org/2015/08/north-dakota-john-wall-new-voices-act/ By Sue Shalicky Students work quietly at their computers while I stare at my computer, straining to hear the discussion happening on the North Dakota Senate floor. I find myself frustrated at any disruption that causes me to turn away from the action unfolding on the screen, history in the making. Finally, the announcement… Continue reading Finding my voice
In August 2015, the John Wall New Voices Act of North Dakota became law, protecting both college and high school student journalists from administrative censorship and faculty advisers against retaliation. The statute has ignited a nationwide movement to enact similar legislation. As of fall 2018, efforts continue to bring a New Voices Law to Michigan. Jeremy Steele,… Continue reading Q&A with New Voices of Michigan’s Jeremy Steele
The year 2009 had been a good one for journalism adviser Jeremy Murphy and his students. For the first time, West Fargo High School’s student newspaper was considered the best in North Dakota by a regional scholastic press group, and one student journalist was named the state’s best by the Journalism Education Association. However, in… Continue reading North Dakota: A catalyst for reform
At the 2015 JEA/NSPA National Convention in Orlando, the students and educators shared their thoughts on student press and expression rights and the New Voices movement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7-tveN4wG4
VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- Journalism professionals around the country in 2015 discussed with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp how to make the John Wall New Voices Act become national legislation. The North Dakota Legislature passed the act in April to protect high school and college student journalists and their advisers from direct and indirect censorship from school administrations.… Continue reading N.D. senator favors national New Voices legislation