The American Pleb is a non-profit educational foundation that trains students in the processes and techniques of presenting information and ideas through various multimedia avenues. Students will have opportunities to make certain decisions related to the publication of the foundation’s flagship publication, The American Pleb Magazine; including making assignments, reporting, writing, producing photographs and other digital media, copyediting, designing pages and distributing the magazine once it is published.
A disturbing trend has been increasing in this country, one that is threatening the existence of free media. Publications are either shutting their doors for good or being gobbled-up by larger companies. This trend finds its way into our schools as well, with many schools severely reducing or eliminating their journalism programs altogether. The American Pleb will serve to curb these threats to our American tradition of publishing by absorbing the students that are being denied the experience of learning a trade by participating in it.
The purposes of the American Pleb are to train students in the discipline of journalism by exposing them to the practical and academic approaches to the rights and obligations of a free press in a free society while providing the local and national community with bold and innovative publications that provide accurate coverage of important issues while also providing a forum for the community to express their opinions and ideas.
As a media organization that upholds the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, the American Pleb welcomes letters and guest opinion pieces on its opinion pages, be they print or electronic. The American Pleb staff is also free to express their views and positions in editorials and columns on these pages, even if they are contrary to the views of the community, the Editorial Board or the editor in chief.
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