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Bayar, Adem; Kerns, James H. – Online Submission, 2013
Due to the value of personal rights and freedoms, along with the associated questions and continuing problems, the issue of "civil rights" continues to be relevant in the twenty-first century. In the United States, the civil rights of disenfranchised people are adversely affected by various social, regional, and federal policies.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Constitutional Law
Palmer, Mack R. – 1978
Alexander Meiklejohn, who died in 1964 at the age of 92, was a constitutional scholar whose major interest was education. Among Meiklejohn's beliefs were the following: the social good should take precedence over individual achievement; the liberal arts college is the institution best suited to carry out an affirmative reading of the First…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Democratic Values, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
Connors, Mary M. – 1975
Findings from the behavioral sciences suggest that prejudicial publicity can in some cases influence the outcome of a trial. Studies directed at the jury trial situation yield amibiguous results but provide some evidence that potential jurors can be prejudiced by pretrial publicity. However, the question "Does pretrial publicity bias the…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Bias, Civil Rights, Court Litigation
Singleton, Amy; And Others – Loblolly, 1990
Created by Gary (Texas) High School students, this publication presents articles about Tex Ritter and Audie Hestilow. The first article, "Tex Ritter's Early Days," provides information on the early life of Tex Ritter gathered through an interview with Earl Cariker, a biographer of Tex Ritter, and through newspaper articles. Earl Cariker…
Descriptors: Biographies, High School Students, High Schools, Interviews
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Stoddard, Jeremy – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: In "Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission (2009)," the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence citizens' decisions about candidates and issues that will appear on election ballots. More important, however, for democratic educators, the ruling…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Films, Democracy, Political Issues
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Waks, Leonard J. – Education and Culture, 2014
In his books "Public Opinion" and "The Phantom Public," Walter Lippmann argued that policy leaders should deny the public a significant role in policymaking. Public opinion, he argued, would inevitably be ill-informed, self-interested and readily manipulated. In "The Public and its Problems," Dewey countered Lippmann…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Social Sciences, Community, Social Theories
Miller, Susan Heilmann – 1978
Although philosophers in the United States have advocated the concept of adversarity for the relationship between reporters and people in Congress, in actuality these two groups work together in symbiosis. This document reports on a study in which 190 reporters, members of Congress, and Congressional aides were interviewed regarding particular…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Interaction, Interprofessional Relationship, Journalism
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Hobbs, Renee; Donnelly, Katie; Friesem, Jonathan; Moen, Mary – Educational Media International, 2013
Many students enroll in video production courses in high school as part of a vocational, career, or technical program. While there has been an explosion of scholarly work in digital literacy in informal settings, less is known about how digital and media literacy competencies are developed through school-based video production courses. This study…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Media Literacy, Video Technology, Production Techniques
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Gaziano, Cecilie – Journalism Quarterly, 1984
Reports on research that investigated the magnitude of knowledge gaps under varying levels of neighborhood newspaper publicity and organized group activities in an urban neighborhood. Concludes that high levels of group activity relate to both higher knowledge levels and greater knowledge gaps. (FL)
Descriptors: Community Study, Information Sources, Knowledge Level, Mass Media Effects
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. – 2000
The Civic Journalism Interest Group section of the proceedings contains the following five papers: "A Tale of Two Cities: Do Small-Town Dailies Practice Public Journalism Without Knowing It?" (David Loomis); "Engaging the Literature: A Civic Approach" (Kathryn B. Campbell); "Resolving Public Conflict: Civic Journalism and…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Higher Education, Internet, Journalism
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Cassany, Roger; Cortiñas, Sergi; Elduque, Albert – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
Science journalists are mainly responsible for publicly communicating science, which, in turn, is a major indicator of the social development of democratic societies. The transmission of quality scientific information that is rigorously researched and understandable is therefore crucial, and demand for this kind of information from both…
Descriptors: Journalism, News Reporting, Profiles, Foreign Countries
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Massey, Brian L. – Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 1998
Compares the number of "average" citizens brought into the news in three newspapers. Finds nonelite information sources in numerical parity with elite sources in a civic-journalism newspaper, but finds the frequency and directness of their news voices largely unchanged. Finds that routine civic journalism did more to tone down elites'…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Elitism, Journalism
Bowen, Candace Perkins; Tantillo, Susan Hathaway – 2002
Whether an educator teaches journalism, English, or language arts, this guide will help him/her help middle school and high school students get the most from journalism study and practice informed by English language arts standards. The guide is organized into 12 chapters, each focusing on how the kinds of student journalism work advocated by the…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Classroom Techniques, English Instruction, Journalism Education
Campbell, Laurence R. – 1972
The purpose of this study was to develop criteria for high school textbooks in journalism and mass media. The study discusses the procedure used in evaluating textbooks; the role of textbooks in journalism and mass media courses; a general background of these courses; a review of objectives concerning the student journalist, the teenage writer,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Evaluation Criteria, Journalism, Mass Media
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL. – 1984
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 18 titles deal with the following topics: (1) the meaning of "Cold War" in two York, Pennsylvania, daily newspapers; (2) Tom Paine and the disclosure of secret French aid to the United States; (3) "Schenck V.…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Content Analysis, Copyrights, Court Litigation
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