Colorado could soon expand protections for student journalists by shielding their advisers from retaliation

The Colorado Sun: Colorado lawmakers this year hope to broaden First Amendment protections for the state’s student journalists by passing legislation shielding public school employees who work with them from administrative retaliation.

The bill would also broaden explicit free speech protections for student journalists to include audio and visual storytelling platforms.

“This bill will update our law in Colorado and get it into the 21st century,” said Rep. Barbara McLachlan, a Durango Democrat and former journalist who is leading the push for change.

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