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Whitehead, Sandra; Baines, David; Wall, Melissa – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
World issues and news organizations' operational realities have become so complicated that journalism professionals realize collaboration is the only solution to quality reporting on global issues. Journalism schools need to train their students in the key elements of global collaboration so they can prepare them to stay relevant and cover as many…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Journalism Education, Teaching Methods, News Reporting
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Hill, Desiree; Luther, Catherine A.; Slocum, Phyllis – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Journalists are not immune from the emotional impact of their work as they report on mass shootings, terror attacks, and natural disasters. Adding to an established body of research on the interrelationship between journalism and trauma, this syndicate focused on how journalism schools should prepare students to deal with traumatic news content…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Trauma, Emotional Response, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bobkowski, Piotr S.; Cavanah, Sarah B.; Miller, Patrick R. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2017
Prior scholastic journalism research did not adequately address the possibility that journalism students perform better academically because of their backgrounds and inherent abilities. Using Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 data, this study shows that high school journalism attracts better students. Although for-credit and extracurricular…
Descriptors: Journalism, Student Participation, Secondary School Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Bobkowski, Piotr S.; Cavanah, Sarah B. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Using data from the nationally representative Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study examined how journalism participation in high school relates to subsequent academic outcomes. The analysis statistically controlled for a host of correlates of academic achievement, isolating the associations between journalism participation and…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students
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Maniou, Theodora A.; Stark, Alexandra; Touwen, Carien J. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
The need for journalism educators to critically reflect on social, economic, and technological global changes has been on the agenda since the early 2000s. In this era of disruption, digitalization offers new possibilities by using the internet, its platforms, and its ability to create new forms of training. This piece presents ways in which a new…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Global Approach, Technology Uses in Education, Internet
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Anderson, Stephanie; Bourke, Brian – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
The authors make the argument that trauma journalism should be taught as part of the postsecondary curriculum in journalism schools. As part of that education, students will learn that coping with the psychological effects of repeated exposure to such events can have long-term impacts on their mental health. As Kohlberg and Rest found, students in…
Descriptors: Trauma, Moral Development, Coping, Mental Health
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Madison, Ed – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Partisan politics challenge educators to determine how best to navigate discussions of controversial subjects within their classrooms. This can be particularly true for new educators in the early stages of developing their confidence and classroom management skills. This qualitative case study uses situated learning and the communities of practice…
Descriptors: Journalism, Presidents, Political Attitudes, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Laufer, Matt; Butler-Vanderlinden, Emma; Carlin, Lindsay; Saker, Sophia; Taylor, Molly – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
The article documents the process by which four independent high school students from the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago and the faculty adviser of their school newspaper, "The Weekly" (a monthly), produced a daylong journalism symposium designed to promote and explore democratic education, student leadership, and professional…
Descriptors: High Schools, Journalism, Journalism Education, School Newspapers
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Mulrennan, Danielle – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Journalism schools are under pressure to look beyond traditional teaching methods to prepare students for the post-Internet, rapidly evolving news landscape. Heutagogy is a net-centric teaching method in which learners are highly autonomous and self-determined. In this article, Participatory Action Research theory was applied within a heutagogical…
Descriptors: Social Media, Journalism Education, Public Relations, Communications
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Nelson, Jacob L.; Lewis, Dan A. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2015
Journalism schools are in the midst of sorting through what it means to prepare journalists for a rapidly transitioning field. In this article, we describe an effort to train students in "social justice journalism" at an elite school of journalism. In our ethnographic analysis of its first iteration, we found that this effort failed to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Case Studies, Journalism Education, Journalism
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Thier, Kathryn – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2016
As journalism schools continue to respond to industry disruption, some are adding curricula about practices that reframe traditional journalism. In this article, I examined experiences of some of the first university instructors of solutions journalism--critical reporting on responses to social problems--to explore the opportunities and challenges…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Journalism, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Shemberger, Melony – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 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…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Journalism, Journalism Education, Case Studies
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Freedman, Eric; Poulson, David – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2015
Traditionally, journalism majors gain professional experience before graduation through internships, part-time or summer jobs, and campus media. Those avenues are often insufficient to adequately prepare them for the professional workplace and professional standards. This essay explores two of a journalism school's practice-based programs that…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Journalism Education, Journalism, Essays
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McDevitt, Michael; Sindorf, Shannon – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2012
The authors argue that journalism's uncertain identity in academia has made it vulnerable to unreflective instrumentalism in the digital era. They show how instrumentalism intertwined with the digital sublime constitutes a rhetorically resonate rationale for closing a journalism school. Evidence comes from documents and testimony associated with…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Advisory Committees, Journalism, Information Technology
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Weber, Joseph – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2014
Unlike law, business, and medical schools, as well as universities in general, journalism schools and journalism programs have rarely been ranked. Publishers such as "U.S. News & World Report," "Forbes," "Bloomberg Businessweek," and "Washington Monthly" do not pay them much mind. What is the best…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, College Programs, Classification, Barriers
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