ERIC Number: ED122286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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A Survey of Instruction in Newsroom Computer Technology in News-Editorial Course Sequences in Departments, Schools and Colleges of Journalism.
Steng, William Robert, Jr.
This dissertation surveyed accredited and nonaccredited news-editorial sequences in departments, schools, and colleges of journalism to gather information on how instruction in newsroom computer technology was being provided. Characteristics of the sequences, the present status of instruction, obstacles to the provision of present instruction, the desired status of instruction, and the likely status of instruction in 1980 were surveyed by mail questionnaires sent to top administrators of journalism programs. It was found that lack of newsroom computer equipment was related mostly to the economic obstacle of the cost of equipment and the limitations on journalism budgets. Despite the lack of equipment, journalism programs indicated they wanted to retain responsibility for the teaching of computer technology and not have it assumed by newspapers. Administrators indicated that newsroom computer technology equipment would be more available in news-editorial sequences in 1970 than at present and that what was most desirable in instruction in computer technology did not seem likely to be available in 1980. (Author/TS)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Doctoral Dissertations, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Journalism, National Surveys, News Reporting, School Surveys
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University