The Journalism Educator

Focuses on learning and teaching, curriculum, educational leadership, and related exploration of higher education in relation to journalism. Articles draw from theoretical approaches and methodological perspectives and provides new questions, evidence and educational practices.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 3, Autumn

Books -- Campaigns and Conscience: The Ethics of Political Journalism by Philip Seib
*Seib, Philip (1994). Campaigns and Conscience: The Ethics of Political Journalism. Westport, Conn.: Praeger. 160 pp. Paperback, $16.95. Hardback, $49.95.In Campaigns and Conscience Philip Seib, an associate professor of journalism at Southern Methodist...
Books -- Global Communication in the Twenty-First Century by Robert L. Stevenson
*Stevenson, Robert L. (1994). Global Communication in the Twenty-First Century. White Plains, N.Y.: Longman Publishing Group. 382 pp. Hardback.Robert Stevenson's worldwide travels and extensive study of international communication are evident in this...
Books -- Mass Communication Law and Ethics by Roy L. Moore
*Moore, Roy L. (1994). Mass Communication Law and Ethics. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 610 pp. Hardback.Whether it is pedagogically sound to include ethics in the communications law survey course has long been a smouldering --if not...
Books -- Media, Children, and the Family: Social Scientific, Psychodynamic, and Clinical Perspectives Edited by Dolf Zillmann, Jennings Bryant and Aletha C. Huston
*Zillmann, Dolf; Jennings Bryant; and Aletha C. Huston, Eds. (1994). Media, Children, and the Family: Social Scientific, Psychodynamic, and Clinical Perspectives. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 352 pp. Paperback, $34.50. Hardback, $79.95.In...
Books -- Publishing in the Information Age: A New Management Framework for the Digital Era by Douglas M. Eisenhart
*Eisenhart, Douglas M. (1994). Publishing in the Information Age: A New Management Framework for the Digital Era. Westport, Conn.: Quorum Books. 312 pp. Hardback, $55.For traditional print publishers who "rankle at their inclusion in the information...
Books -- the Journalist's Moral Compass: Basic Principles Edited by Steven R. Knowlton and Patrick R. Parsons
*Knowlton, Steven R. and Patrick R. Parsons, Eds. (19941. The Journalist's Moral Compass: Basic Principles. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers. 274 pp. Hardback, $49.95.So who needs another book on ethics? For the past dozen years it seems that anyone...
Books -- the Language of News: A Journalist's Pocket Reference by Jack Botts
*Botts, Jack (1994). The Language of News: A Journalist's Pocket Reference. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press. 216 pp. Hardback.The Language of News: A Journalist's Pocket Reference does not fit easily into your pocket and therefore might best...
Books -- the People's Right to Know: Media, Democracy, and the Information Highway Edited by Frederick Williams and John V. Pavlik
*Williams, Frederick, and John V. Pavlik, Eds. (1994). The People's Right to Know: Media, Democracy, and the Information Highway. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. 258 pp. Paperback.The cover of The People's Right to Know: Media, Democracy,...
Faculty and Student Assessment of a Journalism Library
Academic library collections and services have contributed to the development of education in journalism and mass communication for almost a century in North America. Their character has followed the lead of academic programs, beginning in midwestern...
How to Get Entry-Level Employment at the Top 100 Advertising Agencies
Decades of debate have questioned the value of advertising education in obtaining advertising industry employment. One early study concluded that "as long as educational institutions have attempted to offer courses in advertising, practitioners in the...
Impact of Journalism Instruction on Language Arts in Alaskan Schools
While Natives represent more than 16 percent of Alaska's population, they make up less than 8 percent of its press corps.(1) Recruitment of Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut journalism students proves difficult because the state's rural areas (where the majority...
Promoting Professional Education at the Small Liberal Arts College
Although there are hundreds of small-school journalism educators in the United States, very little is known about them. A literature search turns up virtually nothing about these educators, most of whom toil at small colleges lacking even a major in...
Role of the Media Ethics Course in the Education of Journalists
The number of separate, free-standing media ethics courses increased by 56 percent in schools, departments, and programs of journalism and mass communication (JMC) over the past decade. The number of JMC units offering modules on ethics in conceptual...
Self-Censorship and Freedom of the Public High School Press
For more than 25 years, researchers harbored three basic assumptions about the scholastic press: a) that school officials have shown little respect for student journalists' First Amendment rights; b) that student journalists are too deferential to school...
Self-Efficacy, Media Use as Predictors of Current-Events Knowledge
The news quiz has doubtless been used as a tool in journalism classrooms since introductory skills courses were first taught. And just as certainly, journalism instructors have gathered together in hand-wringing sessions to disdain their students' poor...
Student Musings on Life without Mass Media
With high schools and universities reevaluating the role and questioning the value of journalism in their educational missions, it is valuable to illustrate both the depth of influence mass media reach in everyday life and the range of discussions, issues,...
The Value of Cultural Journalism to Diversity in the Mainline Press: The Case of Alaska's Chukchi News Service
After tucking our infant son in bed one Sunday evening a couple winters ago, my wife and I joined millions of Americans in a weekly ritual: watching "60 Minutes." We would soon be cut off abruptly, however, as severe coastal winds battered our house...
Undergrad Enrollments Decline; Programs Feel Budget Squeeze
Undergraduate enrollments declined in the autumn of 1993, as they did in 1992. Smaller freshman through junior classes from previous years suggest this downsizing of the undergraduate enrollment will continue. Graduate enrollment continued to increase,...
Video -- Assignment Africa Hosted by Hodding Carter
*The Press and the Public Project. Assignment Africa. 58-minute video (VHS or 3/4 inch), $185 purchase (including 10 free viewer's guides), $50 rental, available from New Atlantic Productions, 330 W. 42nd St., Suite 2420, New York, N.Y. 10036.Assignment...