Illinois JEA

FREE CURRICULUM: Advisers can download, use ‘Scholastic Media Law & Ethics in New Voices Illinois’ for this fall

FREE CURRICULUM: Advisers can download, use ‘Scholastic Media Law & Ethics in New Voices Illinois’ for this fall

By Amanda Bright, Co-Secretary and At-Large Board Member

July 17, 2017

On July 29, 2016, Illinois became a New Voices state when the Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act (HB 5902) became law. The Illinois Journalism Education Association was elated at the bill’s passage, but we also recognized the responsibility that this legislation necessitated to both understand an...

IJEA Blog: We’ve come a long way in Illinois scholastic journalism, but there’s still a long way to go

IJEA Blog: We’ve come a long way in Illinois scholastic journalism, but there’s still a long way to go

Stan Zoller, MJE, IJEA Board Member

December 21, 2016

As 2017 arrives, make a resolution to recognize that scholastic press rights are for every scholastic journalist and journalism educator in Illinois — and together we can make a difference!

Still unclear on how HB 5902 affects Illinois advisers, students? This Q&A will help!

Still unclear on how HB 5902 affects Illinois advisers, students? This Q&A will help!

October 19, 2016

Note: This information is courtesy of Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center. If you have additional questions, please contact the SPLC through their legal request site, by email, or call (202) 785-5450. Illinois House Bill 5902, The Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act: What It Means To You On July 29...

Full text of HB 5902: Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act

Full text of HB 5902: Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act

October 19, 2016

Public Act 099-0678 HB5902 As Passed  AN ACT concerning education. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act. Section 5. Definitions. As used in th...

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