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ERIC Number: EJ1042154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
Cultivating a Professional Ethic in Covering Marginalized Populations: Learning about the Poor through Service-Learning
Motley, Phillip; Sturgill, Amanda
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v69 n2 p166-179 Jun 2014
As communications students learn to tell stories, the curriculum should teach them to cover diverse groups accurately. Scholars have studied coverage of diversity in gender, nationality, ethnicity, and race. One area that has seen less attention is economic diversity, in particular, coverage of the poor. This paper examines how service-learning might affect students' ideas about poor people and about communicators' responsibility to tell their stories accurately. Students who encountered the poor directly through service-learning changed their attitudes about the poor and the causes of poverty. They also expressed concern about the need for fair and accurate representation of poor people.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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