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. 67, No. 1, Spring

Blowing Up the Curriculum, Part II
In the summer 2009 issue, I wrote about a proposed new media-heavy curriculum and called it "how one would really blow up a J-school curriculum." I know anecdotally that at least a few JMC programs around the United States compared and contrasted the...
Cutting across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionist Collage, and Copyright Law/Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright
Kimbrew McLeod and Rudolph Kuenzli, eds. · Cutting across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionist Collage, and Copyright Law. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 201 I. 361 pp.Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance...
Examining Education and Newsroom Work Experience as Predictors of Communication Students' Perceptions of Journalism Ethics
AbstractThis study examines education and work experience in newsrooms as predictors of ethical perceptions among communication undergraduates at a large Singaporean university (N = 826). Results indicate that education is associated with ethical ideologies,...
Help Wanted 2010: An Examination of New Media Skills Required by Top U.S. News Companies
AbstractA revolution in delivery methods for news and information has created an urgent need for journalism educators to define critical skills for success in the profession. A content analysis was conducted over three-month periods in 2008 and 2009...
Searching for the Core of Journalism Education: Program Directors Disagree on Curriculum Priorities
AbstractTo carry out their mission of preparing students to be successful journalism professionals, educators make important decisions on the core curriculum: the common courses that all journalism students must take to graduate, no matter their area...
Second Wounds: Victims' Rights and the Media in the U.S
Carrie A. Rentschler Second Wounds: Victims' Rights and the Media in the U.S. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 201 I. 273 pp.Take any-sized American tragedy or crime in any town large or small, and what you are left with are stories of sadness and...
Story Craft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction/Producing Online News: Digital Skills, Stronger Stories
Jack Hart Story Craft The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 201 1. 252 pp.Ryan M. Thornburg Producing Online News: Digital Skills, Stronger Stories. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2011.405pp.The art...
The Language(s) of Failure? Unequal Access to Journalism Education and Training at a Former Whites-Only Afrikaans University in South Africa
AbstractA former whites-only South African university's journalism department employs a dual-medium language policy in which Afrikaans and English alternate in classrooms, and students may use either. Admissions processes include a test of linguistic...
Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done to Fix It
Robert McChesney and Victor Pickard, eds. Will the Lost Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done to Fix It. New York, NY: New Press, 201 1. 372 pp.Readers who value journalism may be excused for wishing, about...
Writing for Digital Media
Brian Carroll Writing for Digital Media. New York, NY: Routledge, 20 1 0. 313 pp.Finding a good text for an online journalism course can be a challenge. While discussions of Web technology and software are, of course, key parts of producing digital content,...