Teachers, help students embrace their 1st Amendment rights

Student journalists gather from New Jersey at the Garden State Scholastic Press Asscoaition to listen to my lecture on political engagement. Many young journalists self censor for fear that “they cannot write about what they want to.” Photo by Walter Bowne

At the Garden State Scholastic Press Association conference at Rutgers, a week before Halloween last year, Alfred P. Doblin, the editorial page editor of “The Record,” asked the student journalists whether any of them had faced censorship.

Hands shot up.

One by one, students discussed various stories that the administrations refused to…

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Walter Bowne

Walter Bowne

This poet-angel-hipster dude from Jersey writes satire, humor, fiction, poetry, essays on music, travel, gardening, and his belly button. He’s a trophy husband.