It’s the second loss in two months for the bills that would prevent administrators from meddling in student media.

The College Fix reports.

Rhode Island lawmakers don’t think student journalists matter enough to protect from censorship

Student journalists and their educational advisers in Rhode Island are still under threat of retaliation, removal and firing for coverage that upsets school leaders.

The Legislature failed to act on a bill that would protect them from reprisal, whether or not their publications are school-funded, before its session ended, the Student Press Law Center reported.

Though Maryland approved a so-called New Voices bill earlier this year and a similar measure in Illinois is waiting for action from the governor, the Rhode Island bill just wasn’t important enough to act on: