https://www.facebook.com/newvoicesflorida/videos/784486935084576/ Gretchen Letterman is the program coordinator for Pinellas County’s journalism magnet program. She describes powerful stories her high school students have told.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5llLKYlkY9c In December 2017, SPLC Active Voice Fellow Melissa Gomez spoke to Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter President Christiana Lilly, who has talked to Florida students about how censorship has affected the ways they tell stories. Also learn about what New Voices legislation can do for you.
New Voices: Whenever your teacher taught the class about the history of journalism in America, what case stood out to you the most? Hope Johnson: Without a doubt, the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier case. I went home that day and researched the case for hours. N.V.: Why did that case stand out the most to you?… Continue reading Q and A with Hope Johnson
When Hope Johnson was a freshman in high school, her journalism instructor taught her class the history of American journalism. But one lesson in history stuck out the most to her, and even struck a nerve. The Hazelwood case. “It made me slightly angry, but mostly confused,” said Johnson. “I was under the impression that… Continue reading Hazelwood Inspires Student’s Testimony
Video from the Committee on Judiciary hearing on March 22, where state senators voted 5-0 on Senate Bill 848.
Click on the documents below to read the testimonies of support for the Maryland New Voices bill. Testimony of Tina M. Kelleher, PhD Testimony of Laurin E. Grubb Support from SAVE Our Votes Support from Maggie Gottlieb, President, UMD Society of Professional Journalists Support from the Libertarian Party of Maryland Support from the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association… Continue reading Maryland Testimony
“Passage of this bill is important for at least two reasons. The first is self-evident: Freedom of the Press is an essential component to any free society, and the tenants of that principle should not be threatened or controlled by any institutional power. The age of the journalist is irrelevant, and it’s hypocritical to teach… Continue reading North Dakota Testimony