A Young Citizen's Guide to News Literacy: The Media's Role in Democracy, 1st Edition

  • Jill Keppeler
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1538344955
  • ISBN-13: 9781538344958
  • DDC: 323.44
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Way back in 1786, only 10 years after writing the Declaration of Independence, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson wrote "Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost." The news media and journalists have always been an integral part of American democracy. This fascinating book uses real-life examples and historical facts to show young readers how the media plays a key role in democracy and how that role has changed over our history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Liberty of the Press.
2: In the Colonies.
3: Revolutionary Words.
4: Make No Law.
5: Partisan Papers and Politics.
6: Greater Independence.
7: Yellow Journalists and Muckrakers.
8: On the Air.
9: The Rise of Television.
10: The Television War.
11: Watergate.
12: 24/7.
13: On the Web.
14: The Quest Continues.