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. 51, No. 1, Spring

A Synthesis Model for Passing State Student Press Legislation
In the years since the U.S. Supreme Court gave public school administrators nearly absolute control of school-sponsored student publications (Hazelwood, 1988), supporters of the student press in 29 states have tried to convince their politicians to protect...
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Books -- Communications Media in the Information Society by Joseph Straubhaar and Robert LaRose
* Straubhaar, Joseph and Robert LaRose (1996). Communications Media in the Information Society. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth. 490 pp. Paperback, $41.75.A panel discussion on the Information Superhighway and its uses in the media organizations and information...
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Books -- Editing for Clear Communication by Thom Lieb
* Lieb, Thom (1996). Editing for Clear Communication. Madison, Wis.: Brown & Benchmark Publishers. 442 pp. Spiral-bound paperback, $45.55.Editing for Clear Communication takes a broad approach to editing by integrating the "macro" aspects of editing...
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Books -- International Advertising: Communicating across Cultures by Barbara Mueller
* Mueller, Barbara (1996). International Advertising: Communicating Across Cultures. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing Co. 340 pp. Paperback.If you are looking for information about international advertising, this new publication is part textbook,...
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Books -- International News & Foreign Correspondents by Stephen Hess
* Hess, Stephen (1996). International News & Foreign Correspondents. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Books. 173 pp. Hardback, $26.95.International communication has many dimensions, and quite often university courses in this field overlook an important...
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Books -- Introduction to Radio: Production and Programming by Michael J. Adams and Kimberly K. Massey
* Adams, Michael H. and Kimberly K. Massey (1995). Introduction to Radio: Production and Programming. Madison, Wis.: Brown and Benchmark Publishers. 278 pp.Beginning with a stirring introduction on the excitement of a college graduate's first job in...
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Books -- Media, Communication, Culture, a Global Approach by James Lull
* Lull, James (1995). Media, Communication, Culture, a Global Approach. New York: Columbia University Press. 193 pp. Paperback, $15.Author James Lull takes observations from living in places as diverse as China and Brazil to critique communication theories....
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Books -- out of Tune: Listening to the First Amendment by John Frohnmayer
* Frohnmayer, John (1995). Out of Tune: Listening to the First Amendment. Colorado: North American Press. 138 pp.How should society set about balancing its freedoms? Frohnmayer has little faith that the government can do it alone. Instead, he advocates...
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Books -- Public Journalism and Public Life: Why Telling the News Is Not Enough by Davis Merritt
* Merritt, Davis (1995). Public Journalism and Public Life: Why Telling the News Is Not Enough. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. 124 pp. Paperback, $17.50I write this review as the media rehash President Clinton's State of the...
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Books -- Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent by Theodore L. Glasser and Charles T. Salmon
* Glasser, Theodore L. and Charles T. Salmon (1995). Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent. New York: The Guilford Press. 475 pp. Paperback, $24.95. Hardback, $49.95Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent is an excellent assemblage...
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Books -- Radio-TV Newswriting: A Workbook by K. Tim Wulfemeyer
* Wulfemeyer, K. Tim (1995) Radio-TV Newswriting: A Workbook. Ames: Iowa State University Press. 173 pp. PaperbackAcademics must adapt to changes in their respective disciplines if they are to adequately prepare students for the work world they will...
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Books -- Telling It All: A Legal Guide to the Exercise of Free Speech by Harold W. Fuson Jr
* Fuson, Harold W. Jr. (1995). Telling It All: A Legal Guide to the Exercise of Free Speech. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews and McMeel. 118 pp. Paperback, $8.95.Many journalism educators have long felt a need for a small, easy-to-read book on freedom of speech...
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Books -- the News Formula: A Concise Guide to News Writing and Reporting by Catherine C. Mitchell and Mark D. West
* Mitchell, Catherine C. and Mark D. West (1996). The News Formula: A Concise Guide to News Writing and Reporting. New York: St. Martin's Press. 291 pp. Paperback, $26.66.Truly and admirably concise--as the subtitle claims--extremely well written, generally...
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Broadcast Newsroom Hiring and Career Preparation
Internships have become an integral part of many journalism and broadcasting curricula. More than 95 percent of journalism and broadcasting programs report that internships are a part of their curricula (Becker, 1990; Meeske, 1988b). The industry's mandate...
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Core Curriculum Outcomes: Discrepant Beliefs about the Field
When disciplines perceived as contributing to the mission of their liberal arts college are reinforced and those regarded as "non-central" are eliminated, merged, or subsumed into a more "contributing" discipline, faculty in the negatively targeted fields...
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Ethical Problems in Advising Theses and Dissertations
American educators in the late 1700s embraced the Oxford-Cambridge model of higher education as they established universities in the New World. Institutions typically were founded in rural areas to educate male offspring of the elite, primarily by steeping...
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Fund-Raising Appeals to Alumni: Two Experiments
Journalism and mass communication administrators are scrambling to raise private money to supplement institutional budgets and to keep their programs on an upward trajectory. More than half of journalism and mass communication administrators surveyed...
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Research Skills Instruction in Undergraduate Programs
Journalists are more than writers. They are researchers, too. This truth becomes more apparent as they use new information technologies. Reporters now use commercial on-line databases and the Internet, in addition to traditional information sources such...
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Small Colleges May Lead the Way in Curriculum for the 21st Century
As we barrel toward the 21st century, we must ask ourselves how to look in the mirror with a clear conscience. The more difficult question, however, may be how to tell classrooms of eager, naive, would-be communications professionals that the courses...
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Teaching Journalism Skills Courses to New Public Relations Majors
Very few topics will stir up a journalism faculty meeting faster than the notion of bringing public relations into the academic fold. Many of us have been there: Will public relations classes taint the curriculum? How do teachers with a "working journalist"...
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The European Debate in 1894 on Journalism Education
In the summer of 1894, the editor of a prominent Belgian newspaper sought to convince an assembly of fellow journalists from 16 different countries of the necessity for a special professional education for journalists. For the world's newspapers to fulfill...
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Using a Public Relations Course to Build University Relationships
In All the President's Men, Deep Throat directed Woodward and Bernstein to "follow the money." Increasingly, journalism and mass communication programs are on the ropes, some to the point of obliteration, at various universities across the country (Beasley,...
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Videos -- Doing Ethics in Journalism: Decision-Making in the Newsroom and in the Field Narrated by Bob Steele
* Doing Ethics in Journalism: Decision-Making in the Newsroom and in the Field (1995). St. Petersburg, Fla.: The Poynter Institute. 28 minutes. Purchase, $25.St. Petersburg Times staff writer Jeff Good did what a lot of journalists do when faced with...
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