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ERIC Number: EJ1104485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
How Freelance Journalists Can Help Shape Journalism Education
Solomon, Eileen Fredman
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v71 n2 p241-247 Jun 2016
Despite shrinking newsrooms, we have more journalism choices, in part because of freelance journalists. Freelancing creates workers who are particularly adaptive and creative; skills educators want to instill in students. I interviewed and surveyed more than 50 freelance journalists in several countries, including Turkey, Egypt, Colombia, Israel, Canada, Kenya, France, Germany, and the United States. While the basic skills of good journalism do not change, it is valuable to recognize and evaluate changing models. Independent and entrepreneurial freelancers have ideas that can help prepare journalism students to embrace the global realities of unpredictable and constant challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Colombia; Egypt; France; Germany; Israel; Kenya; Turkey; United States
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