Just under the wire for the deadline to file bills for the Texas state legislature, Senator José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, submitted a bill that would grant free speech protection to student journalists in public schools.
Tag: Student Press
Censored Liberty University columnist steps down from position at student newspaper
An attempt by Liberty University administration to censor one of its newspaper’s student columnists backfired with the widespread republication of a column criticizing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump across numerous national news outlets.
Wayne State College dismisses two faculty from adviser positions
Two faculty advisers in the media department at Wayne State College have been removed from their positions.
Rhode Island New Voices bill dies in committee
A Rhode Island bill aimed at protecting students’ right to free speech and press died in committee after no action was taken on it before the legislative session ended.
Bill protecting students’ press rights re-introduced to NJ Assembly
State legislators have re-introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts and public universities from authorizing prior restraint of school-sponsored media.
SPLC launches Active Voice Fellowships to provide support targeted to embattled young women in high schools
Responding to research documenting that high school girls report alarming rates of direct institutional censorship and pressure to “self-censor,” the Student Press Law Center today announced its first wave of Active Voice Fellows...
NEWS RELEASE: Law firms volunteer to provide emergency-response assistance for student journalists covering Democratic, Republican conventions
The Student Press Law Center and two major national law firms are offering student journalists free legal help around-the-clock if they encounter emergencies at the July 2016 Democratic and Republican conventions.
Introducing SPLC's newest Publications Fellow
Two years ago, I didn’t know the Student Press Law Center existed. I didn’t know there was a need.
Knight News files third lawsuit against UCF, claims student government held secret meetings
A student news organization filed its third lawsuit against the University of Central Florida last month after the student government budget committee met and discussed the organization’s multi-million dollar budget in secret and did not comply with open records requests, according to the complaint.