Strengthening the Line Between News and Opinion

Bruce, Jeff
December 2005
Nieman Reports;Winter2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p60
The article presents the author's views on the approaches for covering the issue of intelligent design on news and opinion pages. It defines the intelligent design theory. It presents information on a lawsuit filed by several parents in the Dover Area School District in Pennsylvania about the inclusion of intelligent design in the curricula. It cites some news coverage concerning the debate about intelligent design.


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