Schoolhouse Beat

High school newspapers becoming rare on New York City campuses

Fewer than one in eight of the public high schools in New York City reports having a newspaper or print journalism class, according to an informal survey by city education officials. The New York Times reports that many of these newspapers have been reduced to publishing a few times a year because of shrinking staffs, budget cuts and a greater focus on core academic subjects. Some no longer come out in print at all, existing only as online papers or as scaled-down news blogs.

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