ERIC Number: ED350611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Journalism Research: Bridging the Gaps.
Peterson, Jane W.
A study examined secondary scholastic journalism researchers' current and past experiences in scholastic journalism, their professional affiliations, their current responsibilities, their reasons for conducting research, their current collaborative research efforts, and their desire for future collaborative efforts. Fifty-five of the 86 members of the Secondary Education Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (nearly 64%) responded to a questionnaire. Results indicated that: (1) 80% of the respondents reported that research is a part of their present responsibilities; (2) the picture created of the respondents was one of individuals having common interests in topics related to scholastic journalism as well as common motivations for conducting the research; and (3) many respondents welcomed ideas for encouraging more research, more collaborative research, and making the results of such research more widely available to each other as well as to other practitioners. Findings suggest that scholastic journalism researchers are interested in working together and that collaborative efforts can be a way of bridging some of the gaps in scholastic journalism research. (Appendixes of data and responses to open-ended questions are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Collaborative Research; Journalism Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992).