73 percent of NYC high schools don’t have a newspaper. There’s a push for more.

A study conducted by journalism professor Geanne Belton found that 73 percent of high schools in the city don’t have student newspapers or websites.

“I think it’s a huge loss for a school and for students when there is no newspaper,” Belton told Chalkbeat, “especially now, with the importance of news literacy education.”

Belton’s research found that student newspapers began their decline over the last 15 years, but it’s not exactly clear how much. Data shows that high schools in Queens or Staten Island are more likely to have a newspaper than in the Bronx or Brooklyn.

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