Talia's research (Academic Advisor: Professor Assaf Likhovski) deals with aspects of law and morality in children and adolescents’ journals in Israel during its first decade.
The study analyzes the presence of legal discourse in the journals. The study also deals with the apparent and implicit ways in which law was internalized in the writing, in three specific selected issues, taken from the fields of economy, society and security.
Children and youth journals were a dominant factor of inter-generational discourse and a common cultural product in the young country. This type of journalism was a recognized and valued agent of ideology and indoctrination, completing the traditional agents of socialization - family, school, peer-groups and the community. The political nature of the journals also affected their attitudes towards legal issues. The study of the use of children and youth journalism to instill legal norms indicates the effort to shape the attitudes of the children towards the law, in general, and the rule of law, in particular, in the new state.