ERIC Number: ED116231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Captive Voices: Another Look.
This paper investigates the problems faced by the scholastic press, specifically, two of the charges leveled by the Commission of Inquiry into High School Journalism: those of censorship and the low priorities of journalism in the high school, as manifested by inadequate funding and training for advisers, teachers and students. Questionnaires were sent to 175 schools, selected through stratified sampling, with 94 responding. From the information gathered in this survey, it was concluded that the report contained in "Captive Voices" is guilty of sweeping generalizations and over-simplification. Further, there appears to be general agreement on the charge that censorship is widespread, but there is little agreement on other charges lodged in the report. Generally, respondents indicated that journalism in the schools has an equal priority with all areas in the school except sports. A majority of the advisors responding said they were not assigned to the press against their will, although they indicated that they were not well compensated for their time and added responsibilities. (RB)
Descriptors: Censorship, Financial Needs, Freedom of Speech, Journalism, National Surveys, School Publications, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Student Publications, Teacher Education
Sister M. Rita Jeanne, Secretary/Treasurer, JEA, Sisters of Perceptual Adoration, St. Rose Convent, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 ($2.00 member, $4.00 non-member)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Journalism Education Association.