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History of American Journalism

History of American Journalism

Discussion & Essay Questions

Available to teachers only as part of the History of Journalism in AmericaTeacher Pass

History of Journalism in America Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions


    • How critical is objectivity to the newspaper?
    • Do newspapers have a responsibility to provide balanced accounts?
      • Why?
        • Are they public or private enterprises?
        • Why should a private enterprise be expected to exercise public responsibilities?
    • Have the courts properly defined the guarantees of the First Amendment?
      • Does the press have enough freedom to operate? Too much freedom?