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. 59, No. 4, Winter

AEJMC Business Meeting 6 August 2004 the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Canado
The meeting was called to order by AEJMC President Jan Dates of Howard University at 10:05 a.m.Motion: To approve the minutes from 2003 General Business Meeting as published in the Winter 2004 issue ?ι Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. Moved...
An Educator's Journal: Spring and Summer 2004
This is the inaugural piece in a three-part series that will chronicle the service learning aspects of a teaching experiment. It was not originally conceived as a service-learning or public scholarship project. I am a service learning novice. By sharing...
ASJMC Business Meeting 6 August 2004 the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Canado
ASJMC President John Soloski of the University of Georgia called the meeting to order at 3:25 p.m. He thanked the members for attending the Toronto convention.Motion: To approve the minutes of the 2003 ASJMC Business Meeting, as published in the Winter...
Connecting the Dots between Journalism Practice and Communication Scholarship
Walter Gieber's news writing class required a pre-enrollment typing test in 1968. I hit a respectable 49 WPM (after deductions for typos and misspellings) and was typecast as appropriate as a San Francisco State College journalism major.Today, journalism...
Digital Dilemmas: Ethical Issues for Online Media Professionals/Web Journalism: Practice and Promise of a New Medium/Understanding the Web: Social, Political, and Economic Dimensions of the Internet
Berkman, Robert I. and Christopher A. Shumway (2003). Digital Dilemmas: Ethical Issues for Online Media Professionals. Ames, IA: Iowa State Press, pp. 386.Stovall, James Glenn (2004). Web Journalism: Practice and Promise of a New Medium. Boston: Pearson...
Doing What Comes Naturally-Suggestions for Supporting Research
Expanded from remarks given on acceptance of the Eleanor Blum Award for Support for Research at the AEJMC's 2004 convention in Toronto, 6 August 2004.Being honored for supporting research over a lifetime is both a daunting distinction and a somewhat...
From Practice to Inquiry: A Peer Review Response to "An Educator's Journal"
I've been struggling with where to begin in my commentary on Mark Giese's service-learning outreach project because it has learning written all over it. The students are obviously expected to learn about video production, mass communication concepts,...
Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits/Representing Resistance: Media, Civil Disobedience and the Global Justice Movement/Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked World
Salzman, Jason (2003). Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits. New York, NY: Perseus Books, pp. 304.Opel, Andy and Donnalyn Pompper, eds. (2003). Representing Resistance: Media, Civil Disobedience and the Global Justice Movement. Westport,...
Media, Gender and Identity: An Introduction/Race, Gender, Media: Considering Diversity across Audiences, Content, and Producers
Gauntlett, David (2002). Media, Gender and Identity: An Introduction. New York, NY: Routledge. pp. 278.Lind, Rebecca Ann, ed. (2004). Race, Gender, Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, pp....
News and the Net/Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism
Gunter, Barry (2003). News and the Net. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. pp. 224.Kawamoto, K. (2003). Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, pp. 208.Online publishing...
PASSAGES: Everett M. Rogers
Everett M. Rogers, a pioneer in the field of communication and the former chair of the University of New Mexico's Communication and Journalism Department, passed away October 28, 2004, at the age of 73.Rogers grew up on a family farm in Carroll County,...
PASSAGES: R. Ferrell Ervin
R. Ferrell Ervin, long-time active member of both AEJMC and PRSA, passed away October 22, 2004, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Ervin, 57, had been chair of the Department of Communication at Southeast Missouri State University since 1987. Among his more...
Principles of Electronic Media/News Is People: The Rise of Local TV News and the Fall of News from New York/American Television News: The Media Marketplace and the Public Interest
Davie, William R. and James R. Upshaw (2003). Principles of Electronic Media. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, pp. 464.Allen, Craig M. (2001). News Is People: The Rise of Local TV News and the Fall of News from New York. Ames: Iowa State Press, pp. 323.Barkin,...
Self-Efficacy Theory: A Prescriptive Model for Teaching Research Methods
This case study examines self-efficacy theory as a prescriptive model for helping journalism and mass communication students acquire the skills and confidence they need to learn and apply research methods. Journalism students enrolled in a graduate research...
Society Online: The Internet in Context/Media Access: Social and Psychological Dimensions of New Technology Use/Memory Bytes: History, Technology and Digital Culture
Books Howard, Philip N. and Steve Jones, eds. (2004). Society Online: The Internet in Context. Thosand Oaks, CA: Sage. pp. 384.Bucy, Erik P. and John E. Newhagen, eds. (2003). Media Access: Social and Psychological Dimensions of New Technology Use. Mahwah,...
Sponsored-Research Activities in Journalism and Mass Communication Programs
The extent to which the nation's J/MC programs and their faculty participate in extramural sponsored-research activities had received little research attention prior to the national survey of J/MC administrators reported in this article. Findings reveal...
Teaching Web Design in Journalism and Mass Communications Programs: Integration, Judgment, and Perspective
The Internet is being implemented for many educational and academic purposes, and departments of journalism are no exception in integrating technology into the curriculum. The presence of the Internet in education is causing many educators to reconsider,...
To Give or Not to Give: Factors Determining Alumni Intent to Make Donations as a PR Outcome
The study identifies several variables associated with the intent of journalism and mass communication alumni to financially support their department or program. The results are consistent with previous studies that show communication and involvement...