ERIC Number: ED189656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Community Coverage by the High School Press: Beyond the Borders of Campus Microcosm?
High school journalists are beginning to look beyond the restrictions of reporting the news of the campus to the larger responsibility of reporting the news of the community. Such a functional approach to news gathering can help school journalists to see the relationship between their school and the community and to discover that learning how to cover one is training for covering the other in a later career. If students see how schools function in the total society and incorporate that into their concepts of news, there may be less of the split and historic contradiction between student and professional journalism. As the borders between campus and community dissolve, journalism advisers might use their powers of control and guidance to test new approaches to news gathering. The campus as a set of beats, a locale of experts, and news course of general public interest can be utilized to show students that school and community are not separate and that the campus is a prototype of the world. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (63rd, Boston, MA, August 9-13, 1980).