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ERIC Number: ED158287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Approaches to New Printing Technology: Three Paradigms.
Stricklin, Michael
In defining how new technology fits into journalism education an educator might take one of three positions: (1) a mainstream support for the journalism profession; (2) a defense of traditional newsroom procedures in spite of changing technology; or (3) a "pure" educational position as both teacher and scholar. Educators taking the mainstream position would think in terms of the practices of the journalism profession, especially the process of decision making in regard to writing, language, audience, and processing. Those who take the traditional newsroom position do not like the new technology, but accept its unavoidability. This does not mean, however, that newsrooms or journalism education should change. The "pure" education position is the safest--little responsibility equates with little personal risk. The University of Nebraska has developed a program which attempts to fit new technology into journalism education. The program objectives are: to integrate technology into existing courses, to offer students opportunities to make journalistic judgments, to devise ways for the system to teach students how to exploit the system, to devise testing programs to determine the kinds of instruction students need, and to use the system to improve the partnership of educators and practitioners. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (61st, Seattle, Washington, August 13-16, 1978)