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. 60, No. 3, Autumn

An Educator's Journal: Evaluating and Evaluated
This is part three of a teaching scholarship experiment. I proposed a partnership among the University of Arkansas School of Mass Communication, the School of Public Health, and McClellan High School to produce three public service announcements (PSA's)...
Assessing the Impact of Ethics Instruction on Advertising and Public Relations Graduates
Based on a survey of recent alumni from two different institutions, this study indicates that media ethics instruction corresponds with ethical awareness and ethical leadership. Graduates who took media ethics courses were significantly more likely than...
Breathing New Life into Peer Review: It's Time for a Commission on Peer Review Criteria and Application
Peer review is a well-accepted practice among scientists, scholars, and others working in the academy, medicine, and the arts. The process can involve a blind review, such as the means employed by Educator and other refereed journals to evaluate the...
Enrollment Growth Rate Slows; Field's Focus on Undergraduate Education at Odds with University Setting
Undergraduate and graduate enrollments in the field of journalism and mass communication grew again in the autumn of 2004, but at rates considerably smaller than in recent years. Enrollment at the freshman level was considerably higher than a year earlier,...
Exploring Assorted Beliefs, Doubts, and Legends regarding Quantitative Teaching Evaluations
In spite of fairly universal condemnation, quantitative teaching evaluations are commonly used to assess teaching effectiveness and, by extension, as a basis for administrative decisions regarding promotion, tenure, and annual raises. Nevertheless, considerable...
Frank Capra and the Image of the Journalist in American Film/Journalism in the Movies
* Saltzman, Joe (2002). Frank Capra and the Image of the Journalist in American Film. Los Angeles: The Norman Lear Center. pp. 218.* Ehrlich, Matthew C. (2004). Journalism in the Movies. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. pp. 191.During...
Journalism across Cultures/Newspaper Coverage of Interethnic Conflict: Competing Visions of America
* Cropp, Fritz, Cynthia M. Frisby, and Dean Mills (2003). Journalism Across Cultures. Ames, IA: Iowa State Press. pp. 249.* Shah, Hemant and Michael C. Thornton (2004). Newspaper Coverage of Interethnic Conflict: Competing Visions of America. Thousand...
Making Learning Visible: Student and Peer Evaluation
I'll begin this response to Mark Giese's final journal entry by taking up his discussion of student assessment, focusing on the issue of subjectivity in grading. I'll also take Mark's lead and offer a few additional reflections on the process of peer...
Mass Communication Education/Journalism Education in Europe and North America/Global Trends in Media Education
* Murray, Michael D. and Roy L. Moore, eds. (2003). Mass Communication Education. Ames, IA: Iowa State Press. pp. 445.* Frohlich, Romy and Christina Holtz-Bacha, eds. (2003). Journalism Education In Europe and North America. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press....
Media & Society: A Critical Perspective/Mass Communication: Living in a Media World
Books* Berger, Arthur Asa (2003). Media & Society: A Critical Perspective. Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publisher, pp. 256.* Hanson, Ralph (2004). Mass Communication: Living in a Media World. New York: McGraw-Hill.Ralph Hanson begins his book...
Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money/Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television/Signor Marconi's Magic Box
* Coleman, Mark (2004). Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money. New York: Da Capo Press, pp. 268.* Sconce, Jeffrey (2000). Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television. Durham, NC; Duke University...