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ERIC Number: ED308545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The International Knowledge of Beginning Journalism Students.
McGrath, Patrick
A study examined the international knowledge of beginning journalism students. Subjects, 220 beginning newswriting students from five schools and departments of journalism at large, state-run universities across the United States, were given a questionnaire adapted from another source which asked students questions on global issues and their use of mass media. Results indicated that: (1) the level of international knowledge was lower than that recorded in 1980 by the survey instrument on which the current research was based; (2) news editorial students scored significantly better than any other group; (3) those who relied on print sources for news scored better than those who relied on broadcast sources; (4) students who read the newspaper frequently scored better than those who read the paper less frequently; and (5) higher levels of international activities did not lead to higher scores. (Two tables of data are included; two additional tables of data, 25 references, and the survey instrument are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (72nd, Washington, DC, August 10-13, 1989). Project supported by a grant from the Kaltenborn Foundation.