David Doerr is a journalism educator and publication adviser of the Eagle’s Eye student newspaper of Akins Early College High School in Austin, Texas.

What I Do

I am involved in New Voices because I have enjoyed working at a school where I have had the privilege of advising student publications without problems related to censorship or prior review by administrators.

This experience has allowed our journalism students to produce ethically and responsibly produced news coverage that is relevant and important for our readership. However, I understand that not all advisers and students enjoy this experience. I believe that this should not be a privilege, but a right for all Texans.