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Cokley, John; Jianlin, Wen; Yanling, Liu; Wenshuai, Xie – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Current curriculum trends in tertiary journalism and communication education in the People's Republic of China are investigated using information from the websites of the 2,198 Chinese universities that published course lists in December 2013. Of those, 439 offered journalism majors and this article samples 274 of those universities (12.5% of the…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Graduates, Web Sites, Foreign Countries
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Wagler, Adam – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
The ubiquitous nature of technology presents new paradigms for higher education as students are bombarded by information in a media-rich world. College students are taking multiple courses at a time, over many semesters, and using many different educational technologies. The purpose of this qualitative case study is to describe the experiences…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students, Communications
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Domínguez-Delgado, Rubén; Hansen, Kathleen A.; Paul, Nora – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Journalists and news archivists are natural allies. Journalists require previously published reporting as context for their new stories. Archivists ensure that material is preserved for future retrieval. Local news archives serve as a cultural, legal, economic, and genealogical resource for their communities. Now, the archiving function in news…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Journalism Education, News Media, Archives
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Peterlin, Laveda J.; Peters, Jonathan – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
As documented in multiple fields, students taking ethics courses can benefit from alternative pedagogical approaches using television shows for learning. This article explores the journalistic ethics conflicts depicted in the first season of the HBO show "The Newsroom." These conflicts, brought to life through vivid and realistic…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Teaching Methods
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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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Holt, Jessica – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Peer editing is a skill journalism students, and most college students, need to be effective and skillful writers. In today's fast-paced lifestyle, students do not spend enough time refining and reevaluating their writing. This research examined students' perceptions of grade-accountable assignments, focused on peer editing, and implemented into a…
Descriptors: College Students, Journalism, Writing Skills, Peer Evaluation
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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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Jaakkola, Maarit – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
This article presents a comparison of technical, organizational, and pedagogical structures of six curriculum-related newsrooms in journalism education in the Nordic countries. The newsrooms were selected for comparison on the basis that they had permanent physical facilities and technical channels for publication, and they presented an integral…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Journalism, News Reporting, Teaching Methods
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Gyori, Bradford; Charles, Mathew – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
The authors introduced 80 university-level journalism students to a web design program called Klynt and supervised the creation of multiple interactive documentaries. They discovered that fledgling reporters could effectively design interactive media while creating work that reflects their own candid and extemporaneous ethos. Building on the…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Behavioral Objectives, Computer System Design, Social Media
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Carpenter, Serena; Hoag, Anne; Grant, August E. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Journalists identify with a medium because it aligns with their interests and talents, and they may resist tasks incongruent with their perceived creative strengths. Occupational conflict arises when one's personality does not align with expected work tasks within a role according to Holland's theory of vocational choice. We carried out a…
Descriptors: Journalism, Journalism Education, Social Status, Personality Traits
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Durham, Frank D.; Russell, Jae-Eun; Van Horne, Samuel – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
This study investigated students' engagement and learning in a large lecture journalism history course based on a revision of its discussion curriculum. The new curriculum incorporated visual media and facilitated collaborative learning in active learning classrooms. Surveys were administered to assess students' perceptions of the course,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Large Group Instruction, Lecture Method, Journalism Education
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Richards, Allan; Fitzpatrick, Kathy R. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
The JMC Innovation Project recently released its first report, "The 'New' JMC: Creating Cultures of Innovation in Schools of Journalism, Media and Communication," which assessed the scope and status of innovation in schools and colleges of journalism, media and communication (JMC), based on personal interviews with 70 deans and directors…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Interviews, Deans, Administrator Attitudes
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Tully, Melissa; Vraga, Emily K. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Developing news media literacy skills is recognized as an important part of becoming an informed citizen, but not enough research examines how growth in media literacy differs by individual characteristics. Using a panel study of undergraduate students, we examine which predispositions predict growth in news media literacy beliefs over the…
Descriptors: News Media, Media Literacy, Individual Differences, Undergraduate Students
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Ferrucci, Patrick – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
This study examines the perceptions that veteran digital journalists working at news organizations, the people who traditionally have hiring power, hold concerning how new entrants into the news industry are being prepared by journalism programs. Using in-depth interviews with 29 full-time digital journalists (journalists who only publish online),…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Journalism Education, Journalism, Internet
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Place, Katie R. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of ethics and service learning client work in public relations education. Interviews were conducted with students at three universities who had completed public relations client work. Findings suggest that ethics in client work involves honesty, respect, following personal convictions, bracketing…
Descriptors: Ethics, Public Relations, Student Attitudes, Role
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