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Questions for thought #5 of a series

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

Here’s another Question for Thought in our series :

•  A new administrator joins your school and demands prior review. What will your (students’) responses be?  What points can the students raise to stop her from enforcing this new standard?

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Questions for thought #4 of a series

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

Here’s another question in our series. Appropriate for Constitution Day?

•  What if any issues or topics should be “untouchable” by student journalists?  Why?

Is it the topic or the process that might lead to censorship problems?

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Questions for thought #3 continuing a series

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

Here’s a question in our series raising a variety of Questions for Thought. Hopefully, as you consider answers, you and your students will address some important principles of scholastic journalism. Our Constitution Day lessons can now be accessed from the menu bar above, titled Constitution Day 2011.

#3: What would happen if press freedoms would be restrained just once? Take one incident and extend the repercussions into the future. For example, what would happen if the school board refused just once to allow reporting of a controversial issue?

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