ERIC Number: ED340022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
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Pedagogy in the Teaching of Journalistic Writing.
Pytlik, Betty P.
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Intensive Journalistic Writing Institute, a 2-week summer workshop for Ohio high school teachers of journalism conducted in June 1991, demonstrated that the team of journalistic writing techniques and current composition pedagogy is unbeatable in fostering critical reading and writing skills. The institute focused on the concepts of audience, focus, form, and authority base to "redefine" journalism so that it would fit more comfortably into an English class and still be called "journalism." The workshop syllabus was grounded on six assumptions: (1) journalism teachers need to write; (2) the methods of teaching journalistic concepts are as important as the concepts themselves; (3) combining composition and journalism theory and pedagogy improves critical reading and writing skills; (4) the concept of intensive journalistic writing can work in stand-alone courses or in literature courses; (5) much can be accomplished by incorporating journalistic writing skills into literature and writing courses; and (6) new ideas will be produced as participants and coordinators of the institute work together. Months after the conclusion of the institute, the coordinators were still receiving revisions of revisions of course syllabi from participants of the workshop. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (81st, Seattle, WA, November 22-27, 1991).