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Commentary: Hoosier students, advisers deserve better

By Ryan Gunterman TheStatehouseFile.com They deserve better than this. Hoosier student journalists and their teachers deserve better than what the Indiana House of Representatives did to them the evening of Feb. 5. They deserve better than the fear mongering by the associations representing principals, superintendents and school boards while lobbying those legislators. They deserve better […]

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Press freedom bill for student journalists advances

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Anu Nattam, editor-in-chief of Plainfield High School’s news magazine, told the House Education Committee Thursday that her staff, for the first time in 20 years, is facing censorship by the school’s administration. After publishing the first issue of the year, “Plainfield High School’s Dating Survival Guide,” Nattam said there […]

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Student journalist talks freedom, responsibility ahead of bill review

By Erica Irish and Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Drew Tapp, editor-in-chief of Southport High School’s The Journal, is no stranger to journalism education and its ongoing struggle in Indiana politics. As the Southport senior manages 28 student journalists, Tapp works under the oversight of an administration that could review or censor any of his […]