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ERIC Number: ED362860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
How We Teach Magazine Journalism: An Analysis of Today's Magazine Curricula. A Contemporary Study of Magazine Journalism Education in U.S. Colleges and Universities.
Frangoulis, George J.
To determine the scope and nature of the magazine curriculum, a study examined journalism schools with magazine programs, the faculty who teach magazine courses, the subjects of the courses, and the impact of computer technology. Questionnaires were sent to 210 AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) magazine division members and 192 ASJMC (Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication) members--94 (44.8%) of the AEJMC members returned the questionnaires, and 86 (44.8%) of the ASJMC members returned questionnaires. Results indicated that: (1) the number of accredited schools has nearly doubled since 1969; (2) the number of journalism schools offering magazine courses through magazine sequences increased by nearly a factor of 10; (3) student enrollment per magazine course declined; (4) today's magazine professor is more highly educated yet considerably less professionally experienced; (5) the number of student-produced laboratory magazines increased from 10 to 63 since 1969; (6) 8 of 10 journalism schools were using computers in their magazine courses, but there was minimal use of data processing software; and (7) 93% of the teachers indicated they were self-taught in the use of computer technology. Findings suggest that significant growth and change has occurred in the field since 1969. (Three graphs are appended. Contains 15 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Technological Change; Writing Contexts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (76th, Kansas City, MO, August 11-14, 1993).