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ERIC Number: ED094410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 184
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Freedom of the Press in High School Newspapers: Federal Court Decisions and New York State Practices.
Vortreflich, Charles Robert
The purpose of this study was to determine the congruence of practices of the student press with the developing body of judicial law. A questionnaire was submitted to a random sample of principals, faculty advisors, and student editors in New York State high schools. The questionnaires were analyzed in terms of the legal criteria previously derived. Some of the findings were that there was widespread censorship of one type of advertisements and six types of articles; schools most likely to violate the law on censorship were rural schools with principals who would be considered conservative in their opinion toward the student press; schools least likely to violate the law would be nonrural schools headed by liberal principals; and those variables not related to censorship in the school were the attitude of the student editor toward the student press, whether the principal had ever been a student editor himself, the publication of underground newspapers, and threats of withdrawal of school funds from the school newspaper. (Author/RB)
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 74-11,813, MF-$4.00, Xerography-$10.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: New York