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Ireri, Kioko – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Conducted in 2012 to 2013, the current national survey of Kenyan journalists (N = 504) examines major characteristics of journalism and mass communication training in Kenya. Findings show that training in journalism or mass communication is a prerequisite to practice as a journalist in Kenya. While 45% of journalists were trained at the level of…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Mass Media, Communications, Educational Attainment
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Alkazemi, Mariam F.; Al Nashmi, Eisa; Wanta, Wayne – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2017
Kuwaiti students intending to major in mass communication face a long process that begins in high school. A survey of students at Kuwait University examined whether the process led to disillusionment of the mass communication field and/or mass communication education. Findings show that all respondents viewed the field of journalism positively.…
Descriptors: Mass Media, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries, Journalism
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Ells, Kevin – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Current communication textbooks proffer conflicting, vague, or incomplete definitions of the core concepts of "mass communication" and "news," contributing to confusion among students, and subsequently in the public sphere, of what experts in the field mean when discussing news and mass media. The analysis in this article…
Descriptors: Mass Media, News Media, Definitions, Journalism Education
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Huang, Wen-Lung; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
Previous studies have revealed the close relationship between students' conceptions of and approaches to learning. However, few studies have explored this relationship in the field of learning mass communication. Therefore, this study aims to explore the relationships between students' conceptions of learning mass communication (COLMC) and…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Students, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Bulut, Mesut; Kirbas, Abdulkadir – International Education Studies, 2019
It was aimed in this study to determine the Turkish teacher candidates' views on the "Mass Communication and Turkish" course in the context of social media use. A case study method was used in the study. Semi-structured interview forms for students were used in the process of gathering data. Certain data obtained as a result of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Social Media
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Bugeja, Michael; Garrett, Melissa – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
This article focuses on aggregate internship data from an accredited Midwestern mass communications school to illustrate how feedback loops inform curricula and assessment according to standards of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). A sample survey instrument is shared with data directly related to…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, College Curriculum, Journalism Education, College Students
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Madison, Ed; Hopp, Toby; Santana, Arthur D.; Stansberry, Kathleen – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
This study used self-determination theory (SDT) to investigate the motivations for selecting a major among mass communication and media majors at 18 colleges and universities across the United States. Specifically, 669 mass communication majors were queried on their intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for choosing a major, their degree of major…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Majors (Students), Decision Making
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Gotlieb, Melissa R.; McLaughlin, Bryan; Cummins, R. Glenn – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2017
As with previous years, enrollments in journalism and mass communication programs in the United States have continued to decline. In 2015, such decline among undergraduate student enrollments was particularly prevalent in journalism sequences; in contrast, undergraduate enrollments in strategic communication sequences have seen some growth since…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Mass Media, Enrollment Trends, Barriers
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Becker, Lee B.; Vlad, Tudor; Simpson, Holly Anne – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2013
Enrollments in journalism and mass communication programs in the United States have declined over the last two years, reversing a pattern of growth that has sustained the field for twenty years. It is a decline at a time of continued growth in enrollments at universities generally. It is a decline at a time when enrollments have been growing in…
Descriptors: Journalism, Journalism Education, Enrollment Trends, Bachelors Degrees
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Becker, Lee Bernard; Vlad, Tudor; Simpson, Holly Anne – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2014
Enrollments in journalism and mass communication programs in the United States in the fall of 2013 were down from a year earlier for the third year in a row. Enrollments dropped at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, and the number of freshmen and sophomores were down dramatically from a year earlier. Enrollments in the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Journalism, Mass Media, Enrollment Trends
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Merle, Patrick F.; Craig, Clay – College Teaching, 2017
The use of guest speakers as a pedagogical technique across disciplines at the college level is hardly novel. However, empirical assessment of journalism and mass communication students' perceptions of this practice has not previously been conducted. To fill this gap, this article presents results from an online survey specifically administered to…
Descriptors: Mass Media, Student Attitudes, Journalism Education, Online Surveys
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Weber, Joseph – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2017
Rankings of universities and colleges are common and controversial. However, few rankers produce useful lists that assess and compare journalism and mass communications programs. The few currently available involve superficial reputational surveys or are less than transparent about their methodology. To determine potential criteria for a useful…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Mass Media, Achievement Rating, College Programs
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Blankenship, Justin C.; Gibson, Rhonda – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2016
In a closed-cohort educational program design, students enter a program together, take the same courses together, and, ideally, graduate together. In an effort to increase interaction and communication among students, it has been utilized more and more for online graduate programs. This article surveyed students in one of the few closed-cohort…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Online Courses, Masters Programs, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Shumow, Moses; Sheerin, Michael Scott – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2013
In a time of dynamic changes in mass communication and the restructuring of communication programs, and in the face of shrinking education budgets, educators are being pushed to update their programs to include a new emphasis on multimedia production while sustaining traditional modes of mass communication. Through surveys (N = 121) and focus…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mass Media, Journalism, College Instruction
Han, Gang; Newell, Jay – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2014
This study explores the adoption of the team-based learning (TBL) method in knowledge-based and theory-oriented journalism and mass communication (J&MC) courses. It first reviews the origin and concept of TBL, the relevant theories, and then introduces the TBL method and implementation, including procedures and assessments, employed in an…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Mass Media, Concept Formation, Educational Theories
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