ERIC Number: ED024141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Educators Meet the Press: A Communication Gap at the State Capital.
Lance, Carroll G.
The purpose of this study is to help State departments of education fulfill their communications obligation and to acquaint education officials with the problems, prejudices, and power of the capital news corps. The study interprets questionnaire responses from and selected interviews with capital correspondents in 35 States. The need for educators to communicate with many news audiences is discussed and the advantages of developing a professional relationship with veteran newsmen are pointed out. Responses to the questionnaire by the capital news corps are discussed concerning (1) the correspondents' personal and professional backgrounds, (2) their ranking of State officials and agencies in the order of their importance as news sources, (3) their opinion of the need for State departments of education information directors and their relationship with the present information directors, (4) the professional and personal characteristics an information director should possess, (5) the major problems encountered in reporting education news, and (6) the most newsworthy education trends, programs, and problems. (HW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Project Public Information, Madison, WI.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.