Students Say Press has "Too Much Freedom"

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    Students Say Press has "Too Much Freedom"

    A new survey of high school students has found that one in three students feel that newspapers should get "government approval" of stories prior to publication. One third of students also said the press has "too much freedom."

    Jack Dvorak, director of the High School Journalism Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington said the survey confirms that students are not learning enough about the First Amendment in school.
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  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from spacenurse
    http://www.democracynow.org/print.pl.../02/01/1515239

    Students Say Press has "Too Much Freedom"

    A new survey of high school students has found that one in three students feel that newspapers should get "government approval" of stories prior to publication. One third of students also said the press has "too much freedom."

    Jack Dvorak, director of the High School Journalism Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington said the survey confirms that students are not learning enough about the First Amendment in school.
    Too much freedom?

    Isn't that an oxymoron? :chuckle
  4. by   leslie :-D
    while it would appear that these students don't fully recognize freedom of speech, it wouldn't surprise me that some students are actually rebelling against media sensationalism, instigating and/or biased journalism.

    leslie
  5. by   Mkue
    Too much feedom? No. It would however be nice if they would just report the facts and not their political agenda.
  6. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from spacenurse
    http://www.democracynow.org/print.pl.../02/01/1515239

    Students Say Press has "Too Much Freedom"

    A new survey of high school students has found that one in three students feel that newspapers should get "government approval" of stories prior to publication.

    That is extremelydisturbing. What could be causing this?
  7. by   Nurseboy1
    Quote from SharonH, RN
    That is extremelydisturbing. What could be causing this?
    Could it be perhaps the fact that some, not all, reporters and news agencies slant what they report to support their particular opinion or point of view rather than reporting the facts of the story?
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Nurseboy1
    Could it be perhaps the fact that some, not all, reporters and news agencies slant what they report to support their particular opinion or point of view rather than reporting the facts of the story?
    Of course this IS the reason - and this is a huge story in America right now and it filters down to kids. Plus they have Channel One, which has done stories about it - Channel One is a ridiculous excuse for a news program beamed into our high schools - all the while showing commercials aimed at selling products to our kids. Which is the real reason it is beamed into our kids schools.

    steph
  9. by   fergus51
    I also think it has to do with the fact that these kids are too young or inexperienced to know what the world is like when reporters have to get government approval to print stories. Let them spend some time in North Korea and then see if they think an independent press is such a bad thing.
  10. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from stevielynn
    Of course this IS the reason - and this is a huge story in America right now and it filters down to kids. Plus they have Channel One, which has done stories about it - Channel One is a ridiculous excuse for a news program beamed into our high schools - all the while showing commercials aimed at selling products to our kids. Which is the real reason it is beamed into our kids schools.

    steph
    I haven't seen Channel One but disapprove of commercialism in our schools.

    Free speach and a free press are contingent on the right not to listen or read what offends you.
    Our children should NOT be forced to watch advertisements.

    Who decides what 'news' is appropriate for students? Advertisers?
  11. by   Rep
    True....


    Quote from fergus51
    I also think it has to do with the fact that these kids are too young or inexperienced to know what the world is like when reporters have to get government approval to print stories. Let them spend some time in North Korea and then see if they think an independent press is such a bad thing.

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