By: Great Salt Lake Council Posted On: 2020-07-30


In the United States, newspapers can publish anything

they want. The government does not censor them. Only

Twenty percent of the people in the world live in countries

that have a free press. In most countries, the government

controls, to some extent, what the paper may publish.

Some governments own all of the newspapers. In the

United States newspaper readership is very high - 2nd in

the world. For every 1,000 people, 287 newspapers are

sold. There have been times when newspaper reporters

have discovered things that shouldn’t be going on in

government or private businesses, and they report it, so

we will be informed enough to stop the wrongdoing.

Sometimes the things that are published in newspapers

are offensive, sometimes slanted, and sometimes

opinionated--- but it is all there for us to read and accept

or reject. Let us be grateful for the privilege we have of

a free press. Please pledge……













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You know you are now living in the year 2005 when:

• Your reason for not staying in touch with three family members is because they do

not have e-mail.

• You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

• Your grandmother asks you to send her a JPEG file of your newborn so she can create

a screen saver.

• You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.

• Every advertisement on television, in magazines, and on billboards has a web site

address at the bottom.

• You buy a computer, and 3 months later it's out of date and sells for half the price you


• Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or

60?) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around and drive great

distances to retrieve it.

• You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow and unacceptable.

• You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person.

• You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.

• You get up in the morning and go online before getting your breakfast.• You wake up at 2 a.m. to go to the bathroom and check your e-mail on your way back to bed.




Look through the newspaper

and cut out pictures of people

that have been in the news

lately. Glue onto colored

paper, number, and tape to

the wall. Have people write down

as many as they know. You

can play in groups or as


References / Source:
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