KENT, Ohio– The dean of Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information used the week’s Newsweek article, “How Dumb Are We” to kick off the 2011 meeting of the Center for Scholastic Journalism Advisory Board, which is going on today in KSU’s Franklin Hall.
The article called attention to the civic ignorance of Americans, 38 percent of the whom failed a U.S. Citizenship Test, given by Newsweek.
Stan Wearden told those at the meeting here today that scholastic media have the potential to “transform the nation” by helping to build civic awareness through middle and high school journalism.
“Scholastic media lay the groundwork and show them the importance of being informed,” he said.