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Illinois governor signs landmark measure protecting high school journalists against censorship

Evelyn Andrews, SPLC Staff Writer

An Illinois bill protecting student journalists’ rights was signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner Friday and is effective immediately. The state had existing protections for college journalists, but the bill adds similar protections...  Read More »

August 3, 2016 • 0 comments

Hazelwood Inspires Student’s Testimony

Shea Smith, SPLC Staff Writer

When Hope Johnson was a freshman in high school, her journalism instructor taught her class the history of American journalism. But one lesson in history stuck out the most to her, and even struck a nerve. The Hazelwo...  Read More »

July 20, 2016 • 0 comments

Rhode Island New Voices bill dies in committee

Evelyn Andrews, SPLC Staff Writer

RHODE ISLAND — 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. The bill, which was part of the...  Read More »

July 15, 2016 • 0 comments

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State Campaigns

Illinois governor signs landmark measure protecting high school journalists against censorship

Evelyn Andrews, SPLC Staff Writer

An Illinois bill protecting student journalists’ rights was signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner Friday and is effective immediately. The state had existing protections for college journalists, but the bill adds similar protections...  Read More »

August 3, 2016 • 0 comments

  • Q and A with Hope Johnson July 20, 2016
  • Hazelwood Inspires Student’s Testimony July 20, 2016
  • Rhode Island New Voices bill dies in committee July 15, 2016
  • Bill protecting students’ press rights re-introduced to NJ Assembly July 13, 2016

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Federal Campaign

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp speaks on the Senate floor in support of student free speech

Ryan Tarinelli, SPLC Staff Writer

Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota took to the U.S. Senate floor Thursday to voice support for students’ free speech rights and to applaud her home state’s groundbreaking passage of New...  Read More »

March 11, 2016 • 0 comments

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Meeting with Heitkamp

November 30, 2015

N.D. senator promises support

November 30, 2015

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