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Teaching Journalism… Badly

This is a pretty crappy example of the relationship between government and journalism.

Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy agreed to speak to students at a private high school in New York and then insisted that he be allowed to review the story written by the kids for the school newspaper before publication.

Evidentially, he only wanted “to make sure the quotations attributed to him were accurate”.

This coming from “one of the court’s most vigilant defenders of First Amendment values”.

However, Frank D. LoMonte, the executive director of the Student Press Law Center, understands what’s going on: “That’s not the teaching of journalism. That’s an exercise in image control.”



  1. teacherninja

    Ugh. That’s just crazy talk.

  2. Robert Geczi

    If it were me, once he asked for that special request, I would have told him, “on second thought, we will not be needing someone who’s thinking is like this. Have a nice day.”

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