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Tulloch, Christopher David; Mas i Manchon, Lluis – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Although recent journalism education literature has promoted constant innovation, creative curriculum design, and the adaptation of teaching methodologies to the requirements of a fiercely competitive media marketplace, the permanent face-off between the academy and the profession has often led to theoretical models distanced from real newsroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Journalism Education, News Media, Models
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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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Bockino, David – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
This study utilizes a national survey of college newspaper advisers to assess the internal workings of the college newspaper and its value as a pedagogical tool. It finds significant differences between the degree of audience and marketing coupling occurring within college and U.S. daily newspapers as well as differences in student autonomy among…
Descriptors: College Students, Journalism Education, School Newspapers, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Ni; Culbertson, Hugh M. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Many critics view "deontology" (focusing largely on the merits of an action itself) and "utilitarianism" (evaluation of an action based on its projected consequences) as rival approaches to ethical decision making. This survey of public relations students at three universities in the United States and one each in Hong Kong and…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Ethics, Cross Cultural Studies, Questionnaires
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Hahn, Oliver; Stalph, Florian; Steller, Tom – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Within a series of six qualitative studies over seven years, this research in instructing journalism students investigates whether or not covering foreign news from home via Internet technology can substitute foreign correspondents on-site to reduce costs. Co-orientation and decontextualization can be described as characteristic for virtual…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Global Approach, Qualitative Research, Journalism Education
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Wenger, Deb Halpern; Owens, Lynn C.; Cain, Jason – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Journalism programs working to stay current with industry practice often struggle to do so without forgoing traditional journalism skills and attributes. This longitudinal study involves content analysis of more than 1,800 jobs posted in either 2010 or 2015 by companies listed among the top 10 newspaper and broadcast journalism companies in the…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Alignment (Education), News Reporting, News Writing
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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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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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Abrahamson, David – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
This article is an essay exploring the unique pedagogical challenges of an approach to journalistic writing instruction which not only allows--but actually might even encourage--students to consider using a first-person narrator. While some of the pitfalls of the technique are discussed, the central argument is that the first-person voice, rather…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Journalism Education, Grammar, Form Classes (Languages)
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Littlefield, Christina – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Journalism as a field has been revolutionized toward online, interactive, and immersive storytelling experiences. Multimedia storytelling requires adaptive journalists who are always learning new skills. While many universities utilize student-led news organizations to train students, this article explores the added value of a journalism class…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Journalism Education, Student Organizations
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