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February 2018 IP

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INSIDE Publisher The Indiana Volume 83, Issue 2 • February 2018 Published on second Thursday monthly New USPS mailing procedure benefits newspapers, Page 2 Pete Van Baalen: Readers' shopping, spending influenced by ads, Page 3 Hotline: Steve Key answers your legal questions, Page 8 A little journalism in the hands of a teenager is a danger- ous thing, according to organiza- tions representing school superintendents, principals and school boards. The three entities were united in their strong opposition to H.B. 1016, authored by Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany. The bill would limit the current nearly total control of student publica- tions allowed under a 30-year- old U.S. Supreme Court deci- sion. The bill failed with a 47-46 House vote Feb. 5. Fifty-one votes were needed for passage. During the floor debate, Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, said H.B. 1016 would incite fights and bullying and result in "mass chaos" in some schools." Rep. Wendy McNamara, R-Evansville, said the bill would "open the door" to more than bullying. "There is zero evidence that New Voices legislation leads to more fights and bullying — or more problems of any sort," said Mike Hiestand, Senior Legal Counsel for the Student Press Law Center. "New Voices creates clearer standards and boundaries that both students and school officials can identify and understand," Hiestand said. "Indiana lawmakers missed a real opportunity to bring clarity to this issue." Both Cook and McNamara are school administrators. Rep. Tom Washburne, R-Darmstadt, and Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, also spoke out against the bill. Rep. Ed Delaney, D-Indianap- olis, spoke in favor of the bill. An attorney, Rep. Delaney has represented teachers in several student publication cases in Indiana. He pointed out how students will speak out on controversial subjects through social media if blocked by school administrators. He said the legislature can allow the discussion to be the "Wild West" of social media or set standards for a civil journal- istic discussion with adult Former and current Indiana High School Press Association Directors Diana Hadley and Ryan Gunterman wait at the Indiana Statehouse for a second reading of the student free press bill, H.B. 1016, Jan. 31, 2018. The bill died in the House on Feb. 5. Photo/Ruth Witmer Myths fuel defeat of student free press bill See New Voices, Page 4 Key Points Steve Key HSPA Foundation announces two $1,000 legacy scholarships Newspaper ad urges readers to call Walgreens, ask for return of inserts When Walgreens unexpectedly pulled its Sunday newspaper ad insert, David Holgate decided to make a stand. Walgreens dropped a number of newspapers, not just those in the Paxton Group, said Holgate who serves as group president for more than a dozen Paxton newspapers in Indiana and Michigan. "Then when we reached out, we learned that we were no longer part Children of employees or independent contractors of HSPA member newspapers have an opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the HSPA Foundation. Completed applications must be received at the Foundation office by Friday, March 16. Scholarship winners will be notified by May 1. For Details & Form, See Pages 9-11 See Walgreens, Page 7

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