Another reason to have faith in the next generation

In a post that looks at how debased mainstream media news coverage has become, Glenn Greenwald highlights a story of student journalists (scroll down to item #4) who have a better understanding of the media’s role than their supposed betters.

[P]ublic high school students in Kentucky were repeatedly censored by school administrators from writing articles in their high school newspaper about controversial issues, including the bullying faced by gay students and the various difficulties for atheists. In response, the budding high school journalists raised their own funds and began their own independent newspaper, The Red Pen, and then proceeded to write about whatever they wanted, including stories they knew would never be allowed by their administrators.

Greenwald also gives other examples of student journalists not succumbing to school administrator pressure.


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