ERIC Number: ED362104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Higher Education in the Information Age.
Dennis, Everette E., Ed.; LaMay, Craig L., Ed.
This book of 16 author-contributed chapters examines issues of the media and public institutions of higher education including: the media ranking of universities and their contribution to low expectations of universities; the disjunction between massive support for college and university sports events and the intellectual and presumed academic missions of these institutions of higher learning; and boosterism as a general phenomenon in funding. Essays and their authors are: "Mixed (Up) Messages: Universities and the Media" (John F. Burness); "Social Knowledge and Market Knowledge" (Howard Buchbinder and Janice Newson); "Acquiring an Alma Mater or Achieving an Education" (Thomas W. Bergmann); "Gumshoes at the Gates" (Richard M. Cyert); "The 'Ivy Leaguers'" (Lawrence C. Soley);"Scholarship in the Public Interest: Notes from a Soundbite" (Richard W. Bulliet); "Publicize or Perish" (Trudi Spigel); "College Sports Inc." (Murray Sperber); "Grub Street in the Groves of Academe" (Ceil Cleveland); "The Best Campus Dailies" (Jacki Hampton); "Journalism Education: Is There a More Meaningful 'There' There?" (Douglas Birkhead); "The World at Our Fingertips" (Merrily E. Taylor); "The Silicon Scholar" (William H. Graves); "How Free Is Higher Education?" (Howard Zinn); "The Tyranny of Virtue" (Roger Kimball); and "The Academy and Its Discontents" (James W. Carey). (GLR)
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Role, Colleges, Educational Responsibility, Higher Education, Information Scientists, Intellectual Freedom, Journalism Education, Mass Media, News Media, Politics of Education, Publicity, Research, School Newspapers, School Support, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Transaction Publishers, Department NRB93HE, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Originally published as a special double issue of the Gannett Center Journal, Spring-Summer 1991.