ERIC Number: ED346454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Breakthrough: A Multi-Cultural Guide to High School Journalism.
Iowa Univ., Iowa City. School of Journalism.; Youth Communication, Washington, DC.
The result of a symposium that brought together high school and university journalism teachers and professional journalists to examine multicultural issues and high school journalism, this lavishly illustrated guide presents ideas, inductive exercises, and models that have worked in classrooms and workshops across the United States. The guide focuses on strategies for recruiting, training, and retaining students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, with the goal of creating opportunities for greater minority participation in scholastic journalism and encouraging minority students to pursue careers in journalism. The guide also includes methods of stressing plurality within the journalism classroom, curriculum, and publication content--noting that students who can see themselves reflected in the publication can see themselves on the publication staff. The guide's four sections are: (1) Recruiting Strategies; (2) Training Strategies; (3) Retaining Strategies; and (4) Breaking Through. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Pluralism, High School Students, High Schools, Journalism, Journalism Education, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Scholastic Journalism, Student Publications, Student Recruitment
Mary Arnold, School of Journalism 303CC, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Freedom Forum, Reston, VA.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. School of Journalism.; Youth Communication, Washington, DC.