Why Youth News Network Sucks: Corporate Censorship in the Classroom


| August 25, 2000

Why Youth News Network Sucks: Corporate Censorship in the Classroom, David Brand, Adbusters
Much like the hoopla surrounding the broadcasting of Channel One in US schools, Canada's own Youth News Network (YNN) caused an equal amount of controversy. In exchange for the right to show Meadowvale Secondary School in Canada two-and-a-half minutes of commercials every morning, YNN paid for televisions for every classroom and a computer lab. David Brand, an attending student, argues that his school suffered from corporate sponsorship more than it has gained monetarily. Due to the controversy, Brand writes, 'The tension between the staff, students and administration has continued to rise over the past year. It's affecting our schooling, our extra-curricular activities, and the lives of every student and staff member.' -- SVB
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