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. 1, Spring

Administrators and Endowments: Fundraising as Leadership
Journalism and mass communication education has changed dramatically during the past two decades. Almost all of our programs are considerably larger than they were 20 years ago. Our enrollments--though they have now leveled and actually are declining...
An Agenda for Teaching News Coverage of Rape
One of the most powerful consequences of the feminist movement these last two decades is a redefinition of rape and the about-face this has brought in social institutions' treatment of rape victims. The news media also have increased their attention...
Books -- A Guide to Academic Writing by Jeffrey A. Cantor
* Cantor, Jeffrey A. (1993). A Guide to Academic Writing. Westport, Conn.: Preaeger. 183 pp. Paperback, $14.95. Hardback, $55.Most graduate schools successfully teach the arts of academic research and writing, but they focus much less on the procedures...
Books -- Communication, Media and Change by Jack Lyle and Douglas McLeod
Lyle, Jack, and Douglas McLeod (1993). Communication, Media and Change. Mountain View, Calif: Mayfield. 264 pp. Paperback, $24.95.This thorough and thoughtful book provides an outstanding undergraduate textbook for a communications technology course...
Books -- Free-Lancing: A Guide to Writing for Magazines and Other Markets by Ronald P. Lovell
Lovell, Ronald P. (1994). Free-Lancing: A Guide to Writing for Magazines and Other Markets. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, Inc., Publishers. 356 pp. Paperback, $18.95.At last--a freelancing book without an attitude. If you've read many of them,...
Books -- Introduction to Magazine Writing by Conrad C. Fink and Donald E. Fink
Fink, Conrad C. and Donald E. Fink (1994). Introduction to Magazine Writing. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 390 pp. Paperback.A recent spate of new publications and second editions has joined the feature writing textbook pool. Introduction to...
Books -- Mass Media 94/95 Edited by Joan Gorham
Gorham, Joan, ed. (1994). Mass Media 94/95. Guilford, Conn.: The Dushkin Publishing Group. 244 pp. Paperback, $11.95.This is the newest addition to a series of some 60 annual volumes for teachers of subjects ranging from aging to world politics. Mass...
Books -- Media Economics: Theory and Practice Edited by Alison Alexander, James Owers and Rod Carveth
Alexander, Alison; James Owers and Rod Carueth, eds. (1993). Media Economics: Theory and Practice. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. 391 pp. Paperback, $39.95. Hardback, $79.95.Media Economics is an introductory text that could...
Books -- Seeing the Newspaper by Kevin Barnhurst
* Barnhurst, Kevin. (1994). Seeing the Newspaper. New York: St. Martin's Press. 222 pp. Paperback.Kevin Barnhurst of Syracuse University takes a fascinating look at the graphic elements of the newspaper and at how they uniquely reflect changing American...
Books -- the Multimedia Adventure by Nicholas V. Iuppa and Marc Wade
Iuppa, Nicholas V. and Man: Wade (1993). The Multimedia Adventure. White Plains, N.Y.: Knowledge Industries Publications.If mass communication scholars are to offer new or increased instruction in interactive multimedia design, textbooks must go beyond...
Books -- the Suspended Sentence: A Guide for Writers by Roscoe C. Born
Born, Roscoe C. (1993). The Suspended Sentence: A Guide for Writers. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, Publishers. 214 pp. Hardback.The Suspended Sentence: A Guide for Writers is refreshing because it is not a typical "grammar" book. Born uses...
Books -- Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis
Davis, Barbara Gross (1993). Tools for Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. 429 pp. Paperback, $27.95.Quiz time: Most instructors in mass communication and journalism learn to teach: (a) in graduate school, (b) in department workshops, (c)...
Books -- Touring the Newsroom: An Inside Look at Newspapers by Dick Haws
* Haws, Dick (1993). Touring the Newsroom: An Inside Look at Newspapers. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press. 96 pp. Paperback, $12.95.Touring the Newsroom is not a "tour" in the traditional sense, but an overview of newspaper work. Its organization...
Books -- Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method by Carole Rich
Rich, Carole (1994). Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing Company. 608 pp. $28 (Price to bookstores).A quick skim of the subtitles in Rich's new text may give pause to grumpy veterans who teach newswriting...
Career Guidance Books Assess the Value of Journalism Education
"Newspapermen are born, not made," Julian Ralph wrote in a posthumously-published 1903 book describing his own reporting career and the rewards of journalism careers generally (Ralph 1903, p. 175). The highly respected New York Sun writer defended news...
Discussion and Learning Skills in an Introductory Course
Conventional wisdom suggests that class size and the effectiveness of teaching techniques (for example, discussion vs. lecture) are connected.(1) What emerges from the impressions of this relationship is (a) a belief that discussion is more effective...
Evaluating Student Evaluations: The Search for Perspective
"This class was an embarrassment to a fine journalism program."It happens at the end of every quarter or semester. The tests are over and the grades are turned in, but students are given one last shot. There's no appeal for instructors condemned by student...
How Senior Professors Have Coped with Changes in Academic Life
A check of databases such as the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Index and the Academic Index uncovers thousands of recent studies related to professors, their students, and the programs and departments in which educators work. The relatively...
Professional Media Training in the CIS and Russian Far East
Journalism training programs in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are numerous, and are not monitored by any one body internationally or even nationally. This massive training effort, a sort of mini-Marshall Plan, is being undertaken by many...
Public Relations Education in the People's Republic of China
Public relations was introduced into China after political and economic changes in the late 1970s paved the way for this western concept and profession.(1) Since then, public relations as an occupation has rapidly spread. Chinese officials claim that...
The 1992 Census of AEJMC: A Report to the Membership
While AEJMC has been in existence for more than eight decades, there has never been an attempt to systematically describe the membership and its characteristics. The need to gather some baseline data to describe the membership in terms of its demographic...
The Future of Video Curricula beyond Traditional Broadcasting
Media teachers across every decade have raised questions about the relevance of their teaching to their day's technology (Rubin, 19881.We must ask that question again today: Is our highly specialized telecommunications curriculum truly relevant to the...
University-Industry Task Force Finds Complex Alliance Activity
Calls for greater cooperation between journalism educators and professional media organizations have taken on new urgency as the nature of media technologies, organization structures, and products have changed.The American Society of Newspaper Editors...
Videos -- A Journalist's Guide to Civil Procedure Narrated by Rita Braver
American Bar Association (1993). A Journalist's Guide to Civil Procedure. Chicago: American Bar Association, 40 minutes. Videotape (1/2" VHS) with a companion pocket-size primer. $69 plus $5.95 handling fee.In 1989, the American Bar Association's Commission...