Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Student journalism is practiced across the United States in schools of every level. Not merely limited to schools of journalism, the roles of both student journalists and their publications are diverse. A school publication can report on the school administration; entertain as well as inform its student audience; serve as a window to outsiders; and serve as a training ground for students who hope to become professional journalists. While a few of the largest daily student newspapers offer some coverage that goes beyond their campus, the majority of student newspapers are intensely local, focusing on issues that pertain only to the campus community. Those that do reach beyond the campus grounds typically use stories from wire services. The first campus newspaper in the United States was a weekly established at Dartmouth College in 1839. The Yale Daily News began publishing in 1873, and still appears at the New Haven, Harvard ...