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
The Daily Evergreen printed two full-page ads in support of a referendum that asked students to establish a $4 fee that would have supported student media.
The Washington State New Voices student press freedom bill, which would have given students at public high schools and colleges the right to exercise freedom of speech and of the press, died in committee last week. The bill, which passed through the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education by a 6-2-1 vote, failed… Continue reading “We just need to turn up the volume:” A Q&A with the sponsor of the Washington New Voices bill
The Washington student press freedom bill died in committee last week, but the sponsor plans to reintroduce it next session, which starts in 2017.
After a month of growing momentum, the Washington State student press freedom bill failed to make it out of the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday. Senate Bill 6233, which would have given students at both public high schools and colleges in the state the right to exercise freedom of speech and of the press, passed… Continue reading Washington student press freedom bill stalls in committee this legislative session
The Washington "New Voices" bill to protect student journalists from administrative censorship will not make it on the Senate floor this session.
Both "New Voices" bills will now go to their state legislatures' rules committees after passing the initial committee votes.
Two New Voices bills were passed out of their state committees this week, signaling a step forward for legislation that would protect free speech rights and press rights for student journalists. The bills, introduced in Washington and Missouri, would both protect high school and college student journalists’ right to exercise freedom of speech and of… Continue reading Student press rights bills in Washington, Missouri passed state committee votes
WASHINGTON — The Washington State Senate Majority Floor Leader’s visit to a high school newspaper in October was more eventful than most classroom visits tend to be. The senator, Joe Fain, talked to each of the journalism students and looked at their articles — and then he talked to their adviser, Thomas Custodio-Kaup, about passing… Continue reading Eight Washington State senators sign on to sponsor student press freedom legislation
In a 5-4 decision on April 2, the state's highest court reversed an appeals court’s ruling and determined such an investigation “is merely a status of their public employment, not an intimate detail of their personal lives.”