News in the classroom
January 29th, 2007

“More US teachers are using online news sites in the classroom, leaving behind newspapers that fail to grasp the internet’s importance in trying to reach students, a study has found,”news reports.”Fifty-seven per cent of American teachers use internet-based news in the classroom with some frequency, said the study, which was based on a survey of 1262 teachers in years five to 12 in the northern autumn of 2006, and released on Monday by the Carnegie-Knight Task Force on the Future of Journalism Education. The figure compares with 31 per cent for national television news, and 28 per cent for daily papers. Local television news, at 13 per cent, was at the bottom of the list, the study found. “Students do not relate to newspapers at all, any more than they would to vinyl records,” one teacher said in the study. The findings reflect a wider trend in the United States of falling circulation and advertising revenue at many daily papers as people go online for news and entertainment”.

Papers losing out in US schools


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