ERIC Number: ED338399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Media and Children's Issues. Final Report on the Children's Express Symposium III (New York, New York, June 11-12, 1990).
Children's Express Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
This document is a report of the Children's Express Symposium III, a forum for journalists on children's issues. Included in the report are the comments of news media executives, journalists, broadcasters, experts on children's issues, directors of children's programs, and young people affected by the policies and practices discussed. Opening remarks by Omri Elisha, Beverly Kees, and Jonathan Kozol are followed by a section focusing on newspapers. After a discussion of the Kentucky Post's Year of the Child, two newspaper editors address the process of voicing children's concerns in the newspaper. The second section, Children in Crisis, covers the following topics: teen pregnancy; street kids and AIDS; fetal alcohol and drug syndrome; educational inequities; gay teens; institutional child abuse; and child mortality in the United States. The third section offers a dialogue about solutions. Discussed are the qualities of a good program; the process of rethinking program goals; new approaches to education; parent and community involvement in educational programs; program funding; and the role of business. Concluding the document are lists of participants, information on the Children's Express news service, and other related materials. (SH)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Alcohol Abuse, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Community Role, Drug Abuse, Early Parenthood, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Family Role, Homosexuality, Mass Media Role, News Reporting, Newspapers, School Business Relationship, Social Influences, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Express Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.