The city’s high school newspapers tackled some big topics this fall. From failed Regents grading to the city’s evaluation system, student reporters didn’t shy away from uncovering systematic failures that left them wondering if the adults were alright.
Student newspapers that publish online are losing their hosting site. The move has left some local journalism advisers at a loss.
In our unscientific survey of school newspapers, we found students reporting on a huge range of issues, from robotics competitions to school health policies. Take a look at what the high school papers are saying.
Despite the fractured fall semester, high school journalists have managed to publish at least one edition of their school papers. Here's a summary of the top news from the student members of the press.
Student newspapers at New York City high schools don't have much of a Web presence, but oftentimes it's because students look forward to distributing their newspapers "hot off the presses.''
Only about half of the city's public high schools have student newspapers, largely because budgets are tight; many new high schools that have not started one yet, and often they are not a priority. But many of those that exist suffer from censorship, their advisers and students say, or at least feel pressure to paint the school in a positive light.