INSIDE Journalism: The Editorial Page

Whether you want to understand the editorial writing process at The Washington Post or for your own newspaper, "INSIDE Journalism: The Editorial Page" provides insight and how-to information. The annotated editorial page and Q and A with Robert Asher, a Post editorial writer, shed light on opinion writing at The Post. Use "How to Write an Editorial," "Building an Editorial," vocabulary and resource lists to help students write their own editorials. A study of freedom of speech continues in a constitutional law lesson provided by two Marshall-Brennan fellows: "Dress Codes and the Relationship to Freedom of Speech and Expression: Whether the First Amendment Protects Students' Rights to Wear the Confederate Flag." Apply this lesson to a contemporary situation reported in The Post article, "A Ban on Hate, or Heritage: GA School Divided Over Confederate-Themed Shirts."

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