Entries tagged with “student journalists”.

One of our own members, Thomas Mangloña, is being featured on AAJA National’s March 2018 Member News Roundup!

Thomas has just secured an internship at ABC7 News Bay Area (KGO-TV) for the summer. A Gates Millennium Scholar, Thomas is currently a media studies major at UC Berkeley and the executive director for CalTV, his school’s broadcast news program. He is a recipient of AAJA’s Lloyd LaCuesta Broadcast News Grant, an alumnus of JCAMP 2015 and an active member of AAJA UC Berkeley.

To learn more about Thomas, visit his official website at http://thomasmanglona.webs.com/.

Congratulations again!

The Washington State Legislature signed the New Voices Act today, earning a victory for student journalists for their First Amendment rights.

The New Voices Act removes the requirement for school administrators to review student media before they are published. This marks the fourth attempt by student journalists in Washington to challenge Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, a 1988 Supreme Court decision that put certain restrictions and censors on student media in regards to publishing.

Washington now joins 13 other states that have passed laws guaranteeing First Amendment rights to school publications.

For more information, read this article from the Seattle Times.

Last weekend, the March for Our Lives took place in Washington, DC. Thousands of supporters — many of them young people — descended onto the nation’s capital to advocate for gun control laws.

Hundreds of young journalists followed these protesters to cover one of the largest coordinated gun-related marches in the nation’s history.

Here’s a fascinating piece from the Student Press Law Center that offers a first-person perspective of the march from the eyes of student journalists.