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Defining and Discussing Freedom of the Press

Defining and Discussing Freedom of the Press

by Christy Mihaly


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Recent events have shone a bright spotlight on the news media, including “fake news,” internet trolls, and attacks on journalists. This book describes the history of the right to freedom of the press, how the constitution protects reporters, and what happens in places where the press is not free.

The Shaping the Debate series is designed to help readers in grades 5-9 understand social issues from multiple viewpoints and to articulate their own opinions. Each book in this series explains the title issue and how it affects people and policy; introduces people and movements involved in bringing awareness to the issue; highlights applicable major U.S. laws, judicial decisions, and progressive to moderate to conservative viewpoints; and touches on global implications of activism, awareness, and policy change

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781731612816
Publisher: Rourke Educational Media
Publication date: 08/11/2019
Series: Shaping the Debate
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

News Media: Enemies or Heroes? 5

Press Highlights Through U.S. History 10

How the Press Works 17

Student Journalism 23

News Around the World 29

The Debate over Press Freedom 34

Activity 44

Glossary 45

Index 46

Text-Dependent Questions 46

Extension Activity 46

Bibliography 47

About the Author 48

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