From Print to Air

The news media has the responsibility to provide citizens with information. In what ways does providing news through print, broadcast and the Internet help citizens to be self-governing, better informed and engaged in the issues and events of their communities? In what ways is radio an important means of conveying information to individuals in countries around the world? The news peg for this guide is the establishment of WTWP radio station by The Washington Post Company and Bonneville International. We include a wide array of other stations and media that are engaged in utilizing First Amendment guarantees of a free press. Activities in this guide, take students into the pages of The Washington Post where readers learn of the latest developments in technology, media personalities and the significance of radio in transmitting information and serving different audiences at home and abroad.

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