ERIC Number: ED344214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary School Journalism in the United States. Indiana High School Journalism Institute Insight. Research Report.
A study investigated media-related activities in U.S. secondary schools. A seven-page survey was completed by 834 high school personnel from around the country. Topics addressed included the extent and type of media outlets and classes; journalism credit; recruitment of students; participation by students from multicultural backgrounds; and the working conditions, attitudes, and characteristics of high school journalism teachers and advisers. Results indicated that: (1) 94% of all U.S. high schools have some type of media activity or outlet; (2) 93% publish yearbooks and 79% have newspapers; (3) more than half a million high school students are enrolled in journalism classes; (4) nearly three-quarters of a million students are on school media staffs; (5) 28% of journalism teachers and advisers hold state certification in journalism, and 8% earned a journalism major; and (6) 84% of advisers reported "a great deal" or "almost complete" freedom in advising. (Twenty-four notes are included.) (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. High School Journalism Inst.