TITLE

Courtroom Testimony Offers an Excellent Road Map for Reporters

AUTHOR(S)
Gross, Paul R.
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Winter2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p69
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the news coverage of a Pennsylvania court case concerning Dover school board's decision to include intelligent design in its ninth grade biology curriculum. It presents a background of the case. It reveals the problem with the reporting of the case. It enumerates several issues that could have provided opportunities for journalists.
ACCESSION #
19403342

 

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