ERIC Number: ED163476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Newsroom Technology in Journalism Education: Oversold or Underused?
Bowes, John E.
For several years, the University of Washington School of Communications has been evaluating the costs and advantages of incorporating electronic editorial systems in its educational program. Concurrent with the development of newspaper editorial systems, other applications of computer technology have evolved that are of potential use to journalists. Among the questions posed by the communications educators were how these capabilities might be of use to journalism instruction and research, and whether there are advantages to having them integrated into one system. The educators wanted a computer system to help in such areas as computer assisted instruction, analysis of textual materials, tabulation and reduction of statistical data, reductions in the complexity of conventional computer tasks, bibliographic systems, analysis of the editorial process, simulation and games, word processing, and the transfer of electronic copy. The problems in implementing such a system involve such factors as cost, formidable complexity, system augmentation and modernization, potential intrusions into the teaching process, and security. In attempting to solve such problems, educators at the University of Washington have worked out arrangements to enhance existing campus computer resources, minimize costs, and train system users. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (61st, Seattle, Washington, August 13-16, 1978) ; Best copy available