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Maniou, Theodora A.; Stark, Alexandra; Touwen, Carien J. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
The need for journalism educators to critically reflect on social, economic, and technological global changes has been on the agenda since the early 2000s. In this era of disruption, digitalization offers new possibilities by using the internet, its platforms, and its ability to create new forms of training. This piece presents ways in which a new…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Global Approach, Technology Uses in Education, Internet
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Ross, Tara; Wake, Alexandra; Colisson, Pascale – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
The media are vectors of representations. If journalists are not aware about the risk of transmitting stereotypes in their productions, they will reinforce the reproduction of stereotypes instead of combating them. Thus, they will be unable to produce fair and balanced information. Journalism educators play a key role in raising the awareness of…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Stereotypes, Diversity, Role Models
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Leggette, Holli R.; Redwine, Tobin; Busick, Brytann – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Many national reports have documented students' writing deficiencies and the need to develop rigorous writing curricula that moves the needle forward in training young professionals to write. The quasi-experimental study described herein explains the effect reflection had on journalistic writing students' media writing self-perception scores. We…
Descriptors: Reflection, Journal Writing, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students
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Lewis, Norman P.; McAdams, Mindy; Stalph, Florian – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
This syndicate offers four recommendations to help educators adjust curricula to accommodate the rapid integration of data into journalism. First, instruction in numeracy and basic descriptive statistics must be required as either modules in existing courses or as separate offerings. Second, students should be taught to avoid mistakes in…
Descriptors: Journalism, Data Analysis, Numeracy, Teaching Methods
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Hill, Desiree; Luther, Catherine A.; Slocum, Phyllis – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Journalists are not immune from the emotional impact of their work as they report on mass shootings, terror attacks, and natural disasters. Adding to an established body of research on the interrelationship between journalism and trauma, this syndicate focused on how journalism schools should prepare students to deal with traumatic news content…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Trauma, Emotional Response, Theory Practice Relationship
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Caplan, Jeremy; Kanigel, Rachele; Tsakarestou, Betty – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Entrepreneurial journalism has its genesis in the disruption shaking up the media landscape. As news organizations struggle to adapt to their evolving ecosystem, they look to new generations of journalists to drive progress. As educators, we have a responsibility to help prepare students to thrive in the evolving journalism ecosystem.
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation
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Whitehead, Sandra; Baines, David; Wall, Melissa – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
World issues and news organizations' operational realities have become so complicated that journalism professionals realize collaboration is the only solution to quality reporting on global issues. Journalism schools need to train their students in the key elements of global collaboration so they can prepare them to stay relevant and cover as many…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Journalism Education, Teaching Methods, News Reporting
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Ford, Rochelle; Gonzales, Sara; Quade, Victoria – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
The failure of the news media to include diverse voices is a global issue. Journalism students and novice journalists need to be trained how to report on marginalized communities. However, this training necessitates journalism educators to both recognize why these attempts have failed in the past and be proactive in identifying ways in which…
Descriptors: News Media, Journalism Education, Disadvantaged, Inclusion
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Geertsema-Sligh, Margaretha; Bachmann, Ingrid; Moody-Ramirez, Mia – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Around the world, journalism remains a male-dominated profession. This syndicate discussed the current state of the field and made recommendations on how to educate journalism students on gender and inequality. Participants agreed that good journalism is sensitive to gender and inequality issues and that course work should address these issues.…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Sex Role
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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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Auman, Ann; Stos, Susan; Burch, Elizabeth – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Following ethical standards is more critical than ever in a digital world where media reaches global, fragmented audiences. But each country, culture, and situation is different. So, how do we decide what standards are important to teach? Syndicate participants identified issues that instructors need to address to answer this question. This report…
Descriptors: Ethics, Journalism Education, Information Technology, Teaching Methods
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Wao, Felix; Romano, Angela; Hardin, Marie – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Journalism programs face many challenges today as they work to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to enter the ever-changing journalism industry. On one hand, programs need to determine whether students are learning the competencies their program designers have identified as essential to the field. On the other, students need to…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Student Evaluation, Mastery Learning, Program Design
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Reed, Katherine; Walsh-Childers, Kim; Fischer, Kenneth; Davie, Bill – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
The practice of journalism has long been based on the premise that a receptive audience awaits the content and that citizens--as participants in a democracy--will use the news to make sound decisions. Yet mainstream journalism has lost much of its audience to purveyors of disinformation, misinformation, and malinformation, a situation that has…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Journalism Education, Audiences, Deception
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Seely, Natalee – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Covering traumatic story assignments is often central to a journalist's job. Violent crimes, natural disasters, and tragic personal struggles--these are newsworthy events. Studies have associated trauma coverage with higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder, burnout, and other traumatic stress symptoms in reporters. This study uses a survey…
Descriptors: Trauma, Journalism, News Reporting, Coping
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Clark, Chandra; Plakhina, Elena; Rosales, Rey – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Educators face a major challenge protecting and nurturing students' passion for journalism while scrambling to help them keep up with a work environment in constant flux. They cannot afford to sidetrack this passion while teaching new software, evolving technology, and marketplace needs. If universities want to produce the best and brightest…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Critical Thinking
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