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Gearhart, Sherice; Cho, Janice – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
University educators and administrators have used "Journalism & Mass Communication Educator" as an outlet to share ideas. As the journal enters its 75th year of publication, it is also decades into the transition to peer review. Thus, it is important to review publication trends since this development. This study analyzes 30 years of…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Periodicals, Educational History, Journal Articles
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Crawford, Jerry, II; Boyles, Jan Lauren; Hernandez, Terri; Lou, Chen; Cheng, Hong; Perlmutter, David – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) leadership charged a 13-member Presidential Task Force on Careers to obtain membership's thoughts on preferences and needs regarding career-assistance programming and activities. This Spring 2019 report details a survey of the interest of educators, of all ranks, in current…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, College Faculty, Preferences, Faculty Development
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Atkin, David J.; Lagoe, Carolyn; Stephen, Timothy D.; Krishnan, Archana – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Assessments of programmatic research remain important in the current higher education landscape, as the field of Journalism & Mass Communication (JMC) enters its second century. This study profiles scholarly productivity across the larger discipline's first century, focusing on scholarly output for institutions in referred journals indexed by…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Periodicals, Content Analysis, Educational Research
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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Powers, Elia M.; Haller, Beth – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
This study examines representation of disabilities by conducting a qualitative content analysis of how 41 journalism/mass communication textbooks frame the ideal standards of verbal communication for media professionals. Textbooks are integral to students' understanding of professional norms and may influence career decisions. Results show that…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Journalism, Communications, Textbooks
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Pavlik, John V.; Alsaad, Adnan Abu; Laufer, Peter – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
A confluence of forces has brought journalism and journalism education to a precipice. The rise of fascism, the advance of digital technology, and the erosion of the economic foundation of news media are disrupting journalism and mass communication (JMC) around the world. Combined with the increasingly globalized nature of journalism and media,…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Mass Media, Global Approach, Educational Principles
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Goodman, Robyn S. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
The World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) holds global conferences every 3 years offering a unique opportunity for attendees: access to its Syndicate Program. The program gives participants the chance to meet in small groups with international counterparts to take part in research-based discussions focused on the most important journalism…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Group Discussion, Teaching Methods
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Auxier, Brooke – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Knowledge of emerging social media technology and intelligence platforms is in high demand for prospective employees and new graduates entering the journalism and media industries. However, journalism and mass communication departments have historically struggled to keep up with changing trends and new technologies used in industry, although some…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teaching Methods, Social Media, Technology Integration
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