ERIC Number: ED045675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Propaganda or Education? Censorship and School Journalism.
James, Max H.
Arizona English Bulletin, v13 n1 p37-41 Oct 1970
A survey of 95 Arizona high schools and their problems with school newspaper censorship indicates that whether limitations are imposed before or after publication, the essential conflict is one between viewing the student newspaper as an opportunity for education, or seeing the paper as a public relations agent for the school. Some suggestions for teachers and students in promoting responsible school journalism are (1) clarify the publisher-editor relationship; (2) print a balanced selection of opinion; (3) do "enterprise" reporting on serious campus issues--drugs, the draft, racial problems, the relevancy of educational requirements; and (4) employ good reporting techniques. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona English Teachers Association, Tempe.