Student journalists who contribute to their high school and college outlets do not enjoy the same level of protections as their professional counterparts. New Voices bills are looking to change that.
The report is co-authored with the American Association of University Professors, the Student Press Law Center and the College Media Association.
NCAC has written a letter recommending a Virginia school district to repeal a policy that permits principals to exercise prior review of school newspapers.
Kate Karstens, editor-in-chief of The Lasso, tells NCAC her school’s vetting of her newspaper’s articles violates district policy.
The legislation will prohibit the vetting of articles prior to publication—with the exception of those that are libelous, unwarrantedly invade privacy, violate the law, or incite students to disobey school policies.