In less than two weeks, two student newspapers on opposite ends of the country have had hundreds of newspapers stolen from campus newsstands.
A room full of student journalists and supporters — many of whom have waited more than a decade for this moment — watched on as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the state’s New Voices bill, Substitute Senate Bill 5064, into law on March 21.
The bill was delivered on March 9. Gov. Jay Inslee has 20 days to take action on the bill from the date it is received and provide 24 hours notice before signing it.
After passing through the House Judiciary Committee with a narrow 7 to 6 vote on Feb. 22, Washington’s New Voices bill is nearing the finish line.
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.
A number of students, advisers and advocates testified in support of a New Voices bill during a Washington House Judiciary Committee meeting Feb. 14.
New Voices legislation is one step closer to becoming law in Washington state after senators voted Thursday to move the bill on to the House of Representatives.
After their efforts fizzled out at the end of the 2016 legislative session, legislators in Washington state on Tuesday reintroduced a bill that would provide greater protection for both high school and college journalists.
The Washington Coalition for Open Government is taking the University of Washington to task, legally, for the circumstances surrounding their most recent presidential search.
ILLINOIS — House lawmakers unanimously passed New Voices legislation Tuesday that would bolster free speech rights for high school journalists and prevent administrative censorship in the Prairie State. House Bill 5902, introduced by Democratic Rep. Will Guzzardi earlier this year, would protect high school journalists’ right to free speech and of the press in school-sponsored media,… Continue reading Illinois House unanimously sends New Voices press freedom bill on to Senate