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College Media: Learning in Action

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College Media: Learning in Action

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Edited by Gregory Adamo and Allan DiBiase/Peter Lang/2016/214 pp./$89.95 (hb)/$89.95 (e-book)

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A useful guide for those actively involved in today's higher education media milieu, College Medio: Learning in Action is an academic text compiled by Morgan State University Associate Professor Gregory Adamo and retired philosophy professor Allan DiBiase that highlights the enduring value that undergraduates gain by working in student media, be it print, broadcast, or digital journalism and communication. The book features a rich collection of essays by media and communication academics across the United States, many of whom conducted original research related to the topics they explore here.

The book is segmented into four sections. Section One, "Theory," explores the conceptual underpinnings of experiential learning, most often manifested through student leadership opportunities, the focus here being college media. Section Two, "Description and Narrative," delineates the formative experiences of two different chapter-essay authors, fond of the radio medium, who worked in college radio, and how those experiences positively impacted their careers after college. The third chapter in this section provides a succinct view of how college newsrooms professionalize students for the real-world media industry after graduation. …

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