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ERIC Number: EJ964843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
Perceptions of the News Media's Societal Roles: How the Views of U.K. Journalism Students Changed during Their Education
Hanna, Mark; Sanders, Karen
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v67 n2 p145-163 Jun 2012
A longitudinal study of U.K. journalism undergraduates records how their attitudes on societal roles of the news media changed during university education. Students became more likely to endorse an adversarial approach toward public officials and businesses as extremely important. Yet students did not support these roles as strongly as an older generation of U.K. journalists did. Students also became less likely to support the role of giving "ordinary people" a chance to express views. This may indicate a "generation gap" in attitudes that journalism educators need to understand. The authors also are concerned that the U.K. journalism workforce--now including many students from such programs--has become more socially elite. (Contains 33 notes and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States