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ERIC Number: ED308535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 41
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Work Expectations in Journalism as an Educational Concern.
Dodd, Julie E.; And Others
Using a modified version of a survey developed for journalism professionals by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, a study surveyed students enrolled in an introductory mass communication writing course at a large public university. A total of 265 usable surveys were completed. The survey included open-ended questions about job expectations, reasons for selecting communications as a career, and experiences on high school publications. A major purpose in conducting the survey was to develop a questionnaire that could be used to collect information for a longitudinal study, beginning with high school journalism students and following them through college and into careers in journalism. Results indicated that survey responses of professional journalists are more similar to those of journalism students than to those of communications students in general. Findings also revealed that college students were capable of responding to questions and making some evaluative judgments about the nature of work in communications. (Two tables of data are included, and 28 references are attached.) (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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