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Virginia?s Student Press Freedom bill bolsters the vital efforts of student journali

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Virginia?s Student Press Freedom bill bolsters the vital efforts of student journali

04.22.20 08:18 AM

A free and*open press is*a*cornerstone of our*republic, necessary to disseminate critical information and hold power to account. In the wake*of the COVID-19 pandemic,*the stakes of a free press come into even greater focus. Americans*are actively looking*to remain informed and aware of*developments in the fight against the coronavirus and what their government is doing in pursuit of that*goal.*(Viewership of the evening news on ABC, NBC, and CBS now ranks “among the top 10 most-watched programs in America.”) Recognizing that need, the Virginia legislature passed*the Student Press Freedom bill*earlier this month, legislation aimed at affirming*the rights*and protecting the*work of student journalists. This law and its objective have*long been supported by Americans for Prosperity-Virginia. Student journalists*across the country*have kept themselves hard at work*seeking out and reporting on stories important to them and their communities.*In particular, their*coverage —*quite often produced from their homes —*of COVID-19 developments has been indispensable. The Washington Post has compiled*some of their many*important efforts. The Daily Tar Heel, the University of North Carolina’s paper, built an*interactive map*showing*COVID-19 cases across the state. The Harvard Crimson*wrote about*the repercussions of the school’s sudden closure for first-generation and low-income students. Ohio State University’s Daily Lantern*reported*on international students grappling with where to go. In some […]

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