Intro to JRN: First Amendment, cont.

BELL WORK: Which of the First Amendment’s clauses (religion/speech/press/assembly/petition) do you think is the most important? Why?

We will then continue going through our First Amendment slideshow before you will begin to investigate a precedent-setting 1988 Supreme Court case, titled Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier. You will fill out this worksheet as you research using any of the below sources:


Afterwards, you will complete this exit pass on a half sheet of paper before leaving today:

  1. In two-three sentences, sum up why you think the freedom of the press is such an important freedom in today’s society. Why is this important to learn about as journalists? What does it have to do with ethics?

Tomorrow, we will continue to discuss Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, so your homework tonight is to do some preparation/research regarding the side you are given to prepare to defend in a mock trial.


About Emily Mullins

English and Journalism teacher at Berkley High School in Berkley, MI.
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