ERIC Number: ED244290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Emergence and Changing Role of Scholastic Press Associations.
Recognizing that scholastic press associations at the regional, state, and national levels enhance and encourage high school journalism, a study was conducted to update a 1980 survey of scholastic journalism/press associations in the United States. Of the 122 organizations originally polled, 54 were reevaluated either by telephone, personal interview, or a review of the literature provided by the organization. Among the findings were the following: (1) most of the organizations are based at a college or university, usually under the aegis of a journalism school or department of communications; (2) among the services universities provide are mailing services, speakers, contest judges, and printing facilities; (3) most of the organizations are headed by a part-time director who has other college related duties; (4) many press association executives feel that the success (or failure) of an association could be directly attributable to the support provided by the chairman or dean of the school where the association is housed; (5) association activities and services are varied, but the most popular service is student workshops and conventions followed by ratings and writing contests; (6) half of the university based associations sponsor journalism teacher training programs through special workshops or regularly scheduled university courses; and (7) press associations serving only the collegiate press seem to have problems remaining solvent. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Scholastic Press Associations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (67th, Gainesville, FL, August 5-8, 1984).