A wall newspaper is a source of information compiled on a specific topic in the form of newspaper clippings and articles that are attached to a wall. A wall newspaper is created by an author or a team of authors.
Wall newspapers were first used in the young Soviet Union and quickly spread to all socialist countries. Today they are also used in education.
Political wall newspapers
During the time of National Socialism , the “ Parole of the Week ” was published, a wall newspaper of the National Socialist German Workers' Party ( NSDAP ). Even Julius Streicher , editor of "Combat sheet Der Sturmer ," let his newspaper in display cases ( "striker boxes") exhibit any German community in virtually.
Wall newspapers with strong informational significance are mainly known from the Asian region. Mao Zedong initiated the Chinese Cultural Revolution with Meine Erste Wandzeitung in 1966 . In 1979, the dissident Wei Jingsheng hung his legendary wall newspapers on the wall of democracy in Beijing .
In the GDR , too, it was customary to have wall newspapers on political and other topics run in factories and schools. These should primarily serve agitprop purposes. In practice, however, it mostly stuck with newspaper clippings.
The wall newspaper is part of the methodology in education . Mainly results of group work are recorded on it and thus made accessible to those not involved in the work.
In Freinet pedagogy , the wall newspaper is used as a class memory. For the class council , it is an important tool for drawing up an agenda. It usually has three columns: I criticize, I think it's good, I propose . At Freinet itself, the wall newspaper had four columns: We criticize, We congratulate, We wish, We have achieved .
- ^ Parole of the week , in: Cornelia Schmitz-Berning: Vokabular des Nationalozialismus . 2nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2007, p. 464 / Franz-Josef Heyen: Parole of the week. A wall newspaper in the Third Reich 1936-1943, dtv dokumente, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-423-02936-6 .