ERIC Number: ED083590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
How Basic Newswriting Courses Are Taught at the Schools and Departments of Journalism.
Hulteng, John L.
A questionnaire was distributed to teachers of reporting in U.S. schools and departments of journalism in order to provide editors and others interested in journalism education with an indication of the contents and scope of basic newswriting and reporting courses offered in colleges and universities. The questionnaire attempted to reveal the following about these basic courses: (1) the level of students the course is focused at, (2) the background of the instructors assigned to these courses, (3) the nature, structure, and content of the courses, (4) the degree of emphasis given to various topics in the lectures and discussion sections, (5) the frequency of labs and writing situations, (6) the processing of student copy, and (7) the evaluation of student achievement. Statistical data based on the responses to the survey are given in table form. A selection of teacher comments and suggestions for the improvement of basic newswriting courses is included. (LL)
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Sponsor: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. School of Journalism.