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ERIC Number: ED308524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
How Advisers View the Status of High School Press Freedom Following the Hazelwood Decision.
Dickson, Tom
To examine how the Hazelwood decision (Hazelwood School District versus Kuhlmeier) affected high school advisers' views of their role in controlling content in their school newspapers and what they see as objectionable content, a study surveyed 100 Missouri high school advisers randomly selected from a list of 573 Missouri public high schools (with a 56% response rate). Each respondent was sent a cover letter and a 34-item questionnaire. Results indicated that schools have a variety of means for controlling newspaper content, but that there was no significant difference between advisers at small and large schools on the questions concerning how advisers oversee their newspapers' content. School size did appear to be related to the type of controversial articles that appeared in school papers, however. In addition, findings indicated that the Hazelwood decision would not affect the content of school publications. A table provides responses of advisors to 16 of the survey questions. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier