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ERIC Number: ED444201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
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Nation's High School Newspapers: Still Widely Censored.
Kopenhaver, Lillian Lodge; Click, J. William
It has been slightly more than a decade since the 1988 Supreme Court "Hazelwood" decision which reaffirmed the right of high school principals to censor stories in the student newspaper. That ruling caused advisers, principals, and students to reevaluate the operation of those publications. This study investigates press freedom in high school newspapers at the end of the century. Usable surveys on press freedom in the schools were received from 138 advisers and 84 school principals in 47 states. The findings paint a clear picture of a high school student press that is not free, that is controlled mostly by advisers, but also by principals, and that views editing of the paper by the faculty adviser as the norm. (Contains 19 references and 3 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier