New Voices of Georgia is a movement to guarantee student journalists in the state the freedom to report without fear of consequence. Right now, there is no added protection against administrative censorship for high school or college journalists and their advisers, leaving them vulnerable to censorship for simply reporting the truth.
The campaign — led by Carolyn Carlson, an Associate Professor of Communication in the Journalism and Emerging Media concentration at Kennesaw State University and former national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, and Kelcey Caulder, a junior in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia — is still in its early stages. To get involved or learn more, contact ccarls10 [at] kennesaw.edu or kelceycaulder [at] uga.edu.
The Georgia legislature will convene on January 11, 2016.