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ERIC Number: ED444209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Educating for a More Public Journalism: Public Journalism and Its Challenges to Journalism Education.
Haas, Tanni
Given the increasing influence of public journalism on the daily routines of newspapers across the United States, students need to be taught how to find a workable balance between consulting and reporting on conventional information sources and consulting and reporting on the perspectives provided by ordinary citizens. This paper discusses ways in which one of the most widely acclaimed public journalism campaigns, the "Akron Beacon Journals" (Ohio) race-relations project "A Question of Color," can serve as inspiration for actual journalism pedagogy. The paper covers this aspect of journalism education: (1) from the initial gathering of information, (2) through the actual writing of stories, (3) to the final evaluation of performance. It concludes by urging public-journalism-interested educators to consider making citizens and their (lack of) involvement in public life one of the central subjects of concern in the classroom. (Contains 101 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A