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ERIC Number: EJ1132666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
Is the Sun Shining? A Qualitative Study on the Presence of Sunshine Laws in the College and University Journalism Curriculum
Shemberger, Melony
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v72 n1 p83-95 Mar 2017
This case study focusing on journalism curriculum in Tennessee sheds light on the obstacles that journalism schools face in efforts to include more instruction of sunshine laws into courses. Journalists use these laws to gather information to write their stories, either by attending public meetings or by filing open records requests. This study identified three issues--curriculum structure, faculty background, and ongoing sunshine law developments--as emergent themes that may pose similar concerns for journalism educators elsewhere. Pedagogical recommendations also are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
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