Student Reporters Could be the Fix Local News Needs. Let’s Give Them the Legal Protections to Cover More than Pep Rallies and STEM Competitions

Did you know high schoolers in Kentucky broke the story of their local police using Nazi propaganda in training materials? Another group of high schoolers in Georgia uncovered that a new school board member had misled the public about his qualifications. This op-ed in The 74 tackles the need for New Voices legislation to protect student press freedom, making the point that important stories like this only get told when students are given the freedom and support to do honest journalism.