Journalism & Mass Communication 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. 58, No. 4, Winter

AEJMC Business Meeting 1 August 2003 Kansas City, Missouri
The meeting was called to order by AEJMC President Theodore L. Classer of Stanford University at 10:10 a.m.Motion: To approve the minutes from 2002 General Business Meeting as published in the Winter 2003 issue of Journalism & Mass Communication...
A History of American Literary Journalism / Inside the Writer's Mind
* Hartsock, John C. (2000). A History of American Literary Journalism. Amherst, MA. University of Massachusetts Press, pp. 294.* Bloom, Stephen G. (2002). Inside the Writer's Mind. Ames, Iowa. Iowa State Press, pp. 279.John Hartsock's book would be a...
ASJMC Business Meeting 31 July 2003 Kansas City, Missouri
ASJMC President George Thottam of Rowan University called the meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. He thanked the members for attending the Kansas City convention.Thottam began the meeting with a formal recognition of the past presidents of ASJMC and its predecessor...
Conflicts of Interest and Hyperbole: Nutrition in the Media
Food and nutrition issues are popular news topics and have been occurring in the media with increasing frequency, yet few journalists are trained specifically in health reporting. Training in health science may be an approach to pique students' interest...
Foolproof or Foolhardy? Ethical Theory in Beginning Reporting Texts
A content analysis examines what contemporary news-writing textbooks offer in the way of "ethics"-especially "philosophical works," or classical ethical theory. Using the quantitative analysis as its foundation, the author then explores whether the inclusion...
Let the Michigan Affirmative Action Decisions Generate a Critical Mass
The Harvard Graduate School of Higher Education conducted a national forum this fall. For two days in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a faculty that included colleagues from Harvard's Law School, Civil Rights Project, John F. Kennedy School of Government,...
Modern Media Writing / Getting the Whole Story: Reporting and Writing the News
* Wilber, Rick, and Randy Miller (2003). Modern Media Writing. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. pp. 378.* Gibbs, Cheryl J., and Tom Warhover (2002). Getting the Whole Story: Reporting and Writing the News. New York: Guilford Press, pp. 451.One of the most difficult...
Regarding the Pain of Others / Visual Pedagogy: Media Cultures in and beyond the Classroom
* Sontag, Susan (2002). Regarding the Pain of Others. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux. pp. 144.* Goldfarb, Brian (2002). Visual Pedagogy: Media Cultures in and beyond the Classroom. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp. 264.All imagos lhat display...
Rushed to Judgment: Talk Radio, Persuasion, and American Political Behavior / Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in American Radio / Emergency Broadcasting and 1930s American Radio
* Barker, David C. (2002). Rushed to Judgment: Talk Radio, Persuasion, and American Political Behavior. Now York: Columbia University Press, pp. 174.* Hilliard, Robert L., and Michael C. Keith (2003). Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in American Radio....
Student-Collected Survey Data: An Examination of Data Quality and the Value of Survey Research as a Learning Tool
Instructors who use students enrolled in survey methodology courses to collect data must ensure that the process is not unreasonably difficult for some students and that the data gathered are representative of the population. Two sets of student-collected...
The Fall of Advertising & the Rise of PR / Big Brands, Big Trouble: Lessons Learned the Hard Way
* Ries, Al, and Laura Ries (2002). The Fall of Advertising & the Rise of PR. New York, NY: HarperBusiness. pp. 295* Trout, Jack (2001). Big Brands, Big Trouble: Lessons Learned the Hard Way. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 223Al Ries...
The Form of News / Time, Change, and the American Newspaper
* Barnhurst, Kevin G., and John Nerone (2001). The Form of News. New York: The Guilford Press, pp. 326.* Sylvie, George, and Patricia D. Witherspoon (2002). Time, Change, and the American Newspaper. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp....
Virtual Issues in Traditional Texts: How Introductory Public Relations Textbooks Address Internet Technology Issues
This study explores how textbooks for undergraduate, introductory public relations courses address Internet and Web technologies. It also examines the topics and skills that commonly used textbooks address, and explores challenges associated with staying...