Extra! September/October 1991

    Behind Right-Wing Campus Newspapers

    Strongly backed by a well-connect­ed neoconservative institute, right-wing campus newspapers are waging battles over what they see as highly contested territory—the nation’s college campuses. Right-wing newspapers are not a new phenomenon, but over the past 11 years, their influence appears to have grown. The increased clout is owed not so much to the tireless efforts of student editors, however, as to a national network, creat­ed in 1980 by the D.C.-based Institute for Educational Affairs—now the Madison Center for Educational Affairs (MCEA). The Collegiate Network, as it came to be known in 1986, now includes 64 papers on 57 campuses across …

    TV in the Classroom

    The increasing tendency of television throughout the ’80s to exploit young viewers reached some kind of breakthrough with Whittle Communications’ Channel One. For the uninitiated, Channel One is a television news program targeted to teenagers, and beamed to school classrooms around the country via satellite. Whittle offers this program to school systems, along with the equipment to receive the program (one satellite receiver, plus two VCRs and one 19″ television set per classroom), in return for the school system agreeing to require students to view the program every day. The 12-minute program consists of 10 minutes of news and two …


Articles in the print edition

B.C.C.I.: The Scandals Behind the Scandal
by Martin A. Lee

Bush, Syria And The Hostages
When will the press follow the trail
by Jane Hunter

Junior Scholastic
Lite News for Students
by Jane Schirmer

Multicultural Curriculum
The monoculture strikes back
by Chris Atwell

Media Rape Education
by Puala Kamen and Steve Rhodes

Saturday Morning TV: No Girls Allowed
by Anne Bryant

Doctors Say Food Ads Unhealthy for Kids

Taking Offense at America’s Defense Monitor

Buthelezei Boosterism

Civil Rights as “Quotas”
Letting Bush confuse the issues
by Lionel McPherson

PBS: “Send Us Your Black Republicans, Your Democrats for Reagan”

Thomas Nomination: Personality, Not Philosophy

Birth Control News: Promoting Profit Over Choice
by Nancy Graham

Reproductive Coverage: What’s Missing
by Nancy Graham

Gay Rights: U.S. News Columnist’s Favorite Target

The Evolution of Censorship

Another left Impostor on Crossfire?

Contagious Plagiarism

New York Times Bites on Alar Myths

Confronting Racist Speech
Will the real Nat Hentoff please stand up?

When the Right Talks, CBS Listens