ERIC Number: ED175006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Designing Innovations for News Exchanges among Pacific Island Journalists Via the PEACESAT Experiment.
Brislin, Thomas J.
The PEACESAT (Pan Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite) project has the mechanism for the facilitation of communication with the Pacific islands and is based on a good understanding of the island systems that comprise the participants in the news exchange experiment. What has been lacking in the experiment is a systematic study of the journalist-participants, the values they hold toward the news, and the content areas they feel would have the highest reader or listener interest. Through a three-level paradigm, supplemented by a content analysis of past exchanges (and planned analyses of future exchanges), the PEACESAT news exchange experiment working group hopes to answer the questions of value, content, and interest as a basis for designing innovations to the basic exchange format. A primary means of investigating these questions will be a series of roundtable dialogues via PEACESAT among Pacific island journalists. It is hoped that participation in these dialogues will also encourage increased participation by the journalists in the basic news exchanges. (Author/TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pacific Islands; PEACESAT
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (62nd, Houston, Texas, August 5-8, 1979)