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    It’s anecdotes and opinions from sources, though. I’m not sure where the thought that news stories just relate “facts” comes from.

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    Hey Joshua. Thank you for your comment. I wouldn’t personally agree that it is an opinion piece. It is a feature article that centers around quotes from people with experience in this field – experts as well as students. The illustrations of examples of censorship are there for colour and to paint a picture of the story. For balance, I contacted administrators’ boards to get a response from them however this was unsuccessful. Perhaps we need a feature category as well as report.

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      I’m not sure if I missed it or not, but I didn’t see anywhere that school admins were contacted in the story. If there isn’t a mention of that, I think it needs to mentioned so people can see that schools had the option of responding.

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      I’m an idiot. It’s right at the end. Sorry about that.

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    Can WikiTribune say that it stands above acts of censorship, if (for example) a member here presents a question that the WikiTribune management finds uncomfortable?

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      We will never censor awkward questions (check out Feedback on Everything! for some good examples) – we only remove abuse or someone’s personal details if they are posted publicly by accident.

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      Fire away, Georg, what do you want to ask?

      If it isn’t relevant to this particular story, you might find my user talk page a better place to ask?

      https://www.wikitribune.com/user/jimmy-wales/#talk

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    There should be a nationwide survey, school-by-school, district-by-district… to see if schools operate under prior review, have been censored and similar data points. This data could then be compiled into a report to more completely illustrate the current state of the First Amendment in our high schools.

    Many high school journalism programs operate at the whim of the administrator in charge. Also thanks to the revolving door for administrators each year, the survey should be conducted yearly.

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      Hi Robert, we actually made a survey but it didn’t get much reach. Katina Paron, featured in the story, is conducting a survey of this kind. It’s a good idea.

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