ERIC Number: ED169566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Look at the Scholastic Press.
Montgomery, Reid H.
Based on the personal experiences and observations of a person who has worked in the field of high school, collegiate, and professional journalism, this paper discusses the professional press as a preface to examining scholastic publications. The comments on the professional press are: financial stability is necessary for a newspaper to enjoy its fullest freedom, the role of the publisher is changing as chain-ownership continues to grow, the content of newspapers is different because of Watergate and reader interest surveys, and ethics has become a growing concern among newspapers. Eight conclusions are drawn concerning the scholastic press: high school editors are mainly leaders and sometimes journalists, editors and journalism students in college are better users of the English language than English majors, the decline in the frequency of publication of scholastic newspapers should lead to a greater use of the news magazine style of writing, student newspapers are using legal devices to obtain more freedom in reporting and publishing, students should be involved in making decisions about their own publications, students are now concerned about more serious issues than in the past, the riddle of who is the publisher of school papers has not been solved, and a sense of humor and of understanding is important for those working with students. (Author/TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (61st, Seattle, Washington, August 13-16, 1978)