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Tennessee and Washington student newspapers both report thefts after covering controversies

In less than two weeks, two student newspapers on opposite ends of the country have had hundreds of newspapers stolen from campus newsstands.  Read more
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Apply to these journalism internships before their April deadlines are up

If you’re still looking for a summer journalism internship, don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of paid internships and fellowships with April deadlines. Here are the options. Read more
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After three years, Anthony Mazur wins ownership of his photos and his former high school has promised to stop making students sign over their copyright

In 2015, Mazur, then a student at Flower Mound (Texas) High School, was ordered by his school administration to take down a Flickr page where he was selling school sports photos to parents. Months later, the school required all members of the yearbook class to sign an agreement that the district owns the copyright to any work they produce. Read more
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Student journalists nationwide cover March for Our Lives rallies

Because the March for Our Lives was a student-led movement, student reporters had the ability to provide a different perspective in their coverage than national outlets. Read more
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Washington New Voices bill officially signed into law, becoming 14th state to protect rights of student journalists

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. Read more
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Journalists aren't quoting women in science articles. Diverse Sources is changing that.

Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato, a freelance science journalist based out of Washington, D.C., published a series of articles on a tight deadline in 2017 when she realized something — all of her sources were white men. So she created a tool to connect journalists with diverse scientists. Read more
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Washington New Voices bill officially heads to governor’s desk

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. Read more
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Pennsylvania school newspaper censored after school board member condemns homosexuality and teaching evolution

The future of Elizabethtown Area High School’s student newspaper may be at risk after the school’s principal censored a portion of a recent interview with a school board member. Read more
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Wichita State University President John Bardo approves major cuts to student paper, The Sunflower

The proposal would cut almost a quarter from the paper’s current fee allocation. The paper’s editor says the “compromise” is still a death knell. Read more
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Nebraska New Voices bill stalls, dies in committee

Student journalists in Nebraska will have to wait at least another year for New Voices, as the Judiciary Committee is not expected to take any action on the bill. Read more
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NEWS RELEASE: Students walk out and the Student Press Law Center steps up: new resources launched to cover walk-outs and “March for Our Lives”

As students lead walk outs and actions across the nation to demand an end to gun violence, the Student Press Law Center — the nation’s only legal services organization dedicated solely to protecting the First Amendment rights of student journalists — is launching an expanded hotline and resource hub to ensure safe and accurate reporting on this movement. Read more
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Washington New Voices bill passes House committee by slim margin

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. Read more
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Still looking for a summer internship? Here are some with upcoming March deadlines

If you’re still looking for a summer journalism internship, don’t fret. We’ve compiled a list of paid internships and fellowships with March deadlines. Read more
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New Voices bill clears Missouri House, heads to the Senate

The Walter Cronkite New Voices bill easily cleared a milestone Feb. 19, as it passed through the House of Representatives with heavy support, 129-20. The bill will now move to the state’s Senate — where it has stalled the last two years. Read more
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College PR offices fight against student media to manipulate narrative

Some college PR offices are deceptively spinning stories, masquerading as news, denying student reporters access to sources, and infringing on student media's editorial independence. Read more
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Michigan State’s student newspaper on the frontlines of covering the Larry Nassar sex abuse case

The State News was one of the first outlets to cover the case, posting its first story less than a day after The Indianapolis Star published its investigation. Read more
5910

Deciphering DACA: Making Sense of the Deadline, the Headlines, and the Education Stakes

The Student Press Law Center is teaming up with Education Writers Association to offer context to the debate over DACA, a program President Obama created to temporarily shield young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. Read more
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Virginia governor signs two bills which limit access to student records

On Feb. 19, House Bill 1 passed the Virginia Senate with a 38-2 vote. The bill will now go back to the House for approval of changes made by the Senate.  Read more
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Effort to ‘Cure Hazelwood’ gains momentum on first National Hazelwood Day of Action

The event included Facebook Lives with the likes of student press advocates Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey, a webinar on the history of the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier decision and a ton of great photos, videos and messages from students on what getting rid of school censorship would mean to them. Read more
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Student press freedom bill fails in South Dakota House Education Committee

South Dakota’s House Education Committee effectively killed a bill that would protect some First Amendment rights of public school students. Read more
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