ERIC Number: EJ1120231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Learning by Doing: Teaching Multimedia Journalism through Coverage of the 50th Anniversary of "Freedom Summer"
Pain, Paromita; Masullo Chen, Gina; Campbell, Christopher P.
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v71 n4 p400-412 Dec 2016
In-depth qualitative interviews with participants of a high school journalism workshop reveal that immersing students in coverage of a historically important news event enhances learning of multimedia journalism. Study explores how using a team-based approach to coverage of the 50th anniversary of "Freedom Summer," a key event in Mississippi's civil rights history, bolsters students' ability to learn to tell stories using text, photos, video, social media, radio, and blogs. Ramifications for multimedia education are proposed.
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Journalism Education, Journalism, Qualitative Research, Interviews, High School Students, Workshops, News Reporting, Current Events, Race, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Experience, Story Telling, Teamwork, Skill Development, Experiential Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi