Cory Dawson: Since 1988, student reporters have lived under a Supreme Court ruling that gives school administrators vast control over what goes into their school’s newspapers. Since then, students, advocates and media advisers have worked to put press freedoms for student journalists into law by passing New Voices laws in 14 states. These laws protect… Continue reading PODCAST: New Voices advocates talk struggles and successes
More bills protecting the First Amendment rights of student journalists are moving through statehouses than ever before, according to a Student Press Law Center tally. The 11 bills are part of a nationwide effort to pass “New Voices” bills in state legislatures, which effectively counteract and clarify the limits of the 1988 Hazelwood School District… Continue reading A record number of states have introduced New Voices bills in 2019
NEW YORK — Hundreds of copies of the Maroon-News, the student newspaper at Colgate University — which contained a front page story about the men's swimming and diving team being suspended for hazing — have been stolen. The paper was distributed on the Hamilton campus on Oct. 18, and the next day stacks were missing… Continue reading Hundreds of issues of the Maroon-News stolen, members of swim team found responsible
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.
The Torch, the award-winning student newspaper at St. John’s University in Queens, New York is using crowdfunding to pay off debts rather than give up its decades-long status as an independent publication.
A New York legislator, inspired by visiting a hometown high-school newsroom, proposes legislation to protect the independence of student journalists. But consideration is unlikely until 2018, with the legislative session winding down for the year.
The New York Senate passed a bill last month that would ban funding for student groups which encourage hate speech.
The City University of New York’s proposed freedom of expression policy has been stalled by the Board of Trustees after members of the community, professors and students raised censorship concerns.
The City University of New York is considering a freedom of expression policy that establishes restrictions on demonstrations and at one time included what opponents called “free speech zones”.
As New Yorkers took to the streets Wednesday in solidarity with demonstrators in Baltimore, who have been protesting Freddie Gray’s death after he was injured in police custody, student photojournalist Sam Bearzi became a part of the story.