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Student Press Review
SPR: Student Press Review – November 2007
This year's conference welcomed 2,032 delegates that attended 80 sessions on Columbia University's campus. SPR contributing editor Katherine Reedy attended several sessions and reported on the variety of speakers that participated at this year's Conference.
Last January, Barbara Thill's Journalism I class was laying out the week's newspaper when they heard the news.
A fellow student, they learned, was in critical condition after being struck by a car near the school.
who teaches at Adlai Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois,
said her students responded quickly, put on their professional faces,
and set about doing the hardest and most important part of a
journalist's job-- reporting bad news, sometimes even the worst.
“New media” has become the most celebrated and hated term in
journalism. The term invokes both fear and excitement in anyone
considering the media as a professional field.
Analysts have blamed the rise of multi-media and blogs – news and
personal websites that are often more opinion-based than traditional
papers – for the noticeable drop in readership and revenue of
newspapers across the United States.
Students have an unusual role in the journalism world. They often feel
that in their work they do not have the same responsibilities as a
“real” journalist. This could not be farther from the truth. At any
age, a journalist has the same job—to find out and provide information
to the public. To protect this duty, the First Amendment guarantees
freedom of speech and press, even for students.
In the code of journalistic ethics, one of the most important aims is to decrease bias. Bias is a slant in your reporting that comes from personal opinion, misrepresentation of facts, or untrustworthy sources. Here are some ways to check if your article is biased.
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