Teaching High School Journalism In The ‘Fake News’ Era

By David Cutler posted 08-30-2018 01:02 PM


I'm honored to share my recent story for the HuffPost, which you can access by clicking here

I've included the first few paragraphs below:

As a high school history and government teacher, I do my best to avoid feeding into partisan humor or offering unsolicited remarks about what politicians say and do. I want students to focus on the learning process, not on what I believe ― though, with this administration, I have grown more open to the idea of sharing my views when asked.

When it comes to teaching journalism and advising the student news site The Gator, however, I have no qualms about expressing my disappointment in President Donald Trump’s treatment of the Fourth Estate, which includes our nation’s most venerable newsrooms.