ERIC Number: ED273961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Land of WYSIWYG, Plain Talk about New Computer Graphics in the Journalism Classroom.
Abrams, Michael E.; Norvelle, Ronald L.
Intended for journalism school instructors and administrators as they make decisions about purchasing computers to help teach graphics and typology, this guide discusses seven areas of weakness in journalism curricula and ways in which schools should prepare themselves for new technologies. The introduction first discusses WYSIWYG--"what you see is what you get"--which refers to students' ability to create and see exactly what a finished product will look like. Next, the guide describes those systems that have worked at the Florida A&M University School of Journalism, the new computers on the market, and the Macintosh Lab at Florida A&M. The bibliography lists periodicals specializing in computers and books about publication graphics and personal publishing. Attachments provide (1) printouts from a system using a Koala Pad with a Commodore 64 computer, a disk drive, a Tymac interface, and an Okidata 93 printer; (2) examples of classwork done by students with a normal coldtype system and work done using a Macintosh with a laser printer; (3) a photocopied reduction of a newspaper printed on a laser printer; and (4) an example of the use of Knight Ridder Graphics network at a school newspaper. (SRT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; 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 and Mass Communication (69th, Norman, OK, August 3-6, 1986). Portions of Attachment 2 contain marginally legible print.