The Journalism 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. 48, No. 4, Winter

Americans Embrace Technology and Rush to Verbify Language
Americans are creating new verbs in the language at a rate that no doubt alarms some language experts and often has busy editors and copy editors around the country wringing their hands.This trend to verbify to convert non-verbs into verbs, is so prevalent...
A Paperless Newsproduct for a New Century
The University of Florida's electronic newspaper conference (Oct. 21-23, 1993) brought educators and professionals together to learn about electronic newspapers: where they've been, what they are, and what they might be.Where they've beenThe so-called...
A Status Report on Methods Used in Mass Communication Research
It is widely asserted that qualitative methods have re-emerged in mass media research during the last 15 to 20 years (Hall, 1989; Lindlof, 1991; Moffett & Dominick, 1987; Pauly, 1991). A stream of recent books (Anderson, 1987; Jensen & Jankowski,...
Books -- Broadcast News Writing and Reporting by Ted White
* White, Ted (1993). Broadcast News Writing and Reporting. New York: St. Martin's Press. 356 pp. Hardback.Many broadcast journalism teachers have long looked for a replacement to the classic and out-of-print Bliss and Patterson broadcast news text. Ted...
Books -- Censored! the News That Didn't Make the News-And Why by Carl Jensen
* Jensen, Carl (1993). Censored! The News That Didn't Make the News--And Why. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Shelburne Press, Inc. 248 pp. Paperback, $12.95.Most media consumers watch the evening network news or read the morning paper, satisfied that they have been...
Books -- Communication Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media by John D. Zelezny
* Zelezny, John D. (1993). Communication Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing Co. 549 pp. Hardback.A growing number of media law professors wonder whether communication law will continue to be a "hot"...
Books -- Modern Video Production: Tools, Techniques, Applications by Carl Hausman and Philip J. Palumbo
* Hausman, Carl and Philip J. Palumbo (1993). Modern Video Production: Tools, Techniques, Applications. HarperCollins College Publishers. 315 pp. Paperback.The already crowded field of television production texts gains yet another member with the addition...
Books -- Social, Political, and Economic Contexts in Public Relations: Theory and Cases by Hugh M. Culbertson, Dennis W. Jeffers, Donna Besser Stone and Martin Terrell
* Culbertson, Hugh M., Dennis W. Jeffers, Donna Besser Stone, and Martin Terrell (1993). Social, Political, and Economic Contexts in Public Relations: Theory and Cases. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers. 322 pp. Paperback,...
Books -- the Credibility Factor: Putting Ethics to Work in Public Relations by Lee Baker
Baker, Lee (1993). The Credibility Factor: Putting Ethics to Work in Public Relations. Homewood, Ill.: Business One Irwin. 319 pp. Hardback, $35.The word is out about Lee Baker's book on ethics. Unfortunately, it's the wrong word.Colleagues keep referring...
Books -- the Dynamics of Persuasion by Richard M. Perloff
* Perloff, Richard M. The Dynamics of Persuasion. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. 411 pp. Paperback, $27.50. Hardback, $69.96.This work is useful as an all-purpose textbook for the study of attitude and persuasion. Its chief...
Books -- the Editorial Eye by Jane T. Harrigan
* Harrigan, Jane T. (1993). The Editorial Eye. New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc. 440 pp. Hardback.Textbooks written to prepare communications students for a news editing job in the '90s have been sorely lacking.Some authors update a 20-year-old tome...
Books -- the Invisible Faculty by Judith M. Gappa and David W. Leslie
Gappa, Judith M. and David W. Leslie (1993). The Invisible Faculty. San Francisco: Josse-Bass Inc., Publishers. 324 pp. Hardback.The Invisible Faculty describes the woes facing part-time faculty. Its descriptions of those woes might not fit any one university...
Books -- Working in T.V. News: The Insider's Guide by Carl Filoreto with Lynn Setzer
* Filoreto, Carl, with Lynn Setzer. Working in T.V. News: The Insider's Guide. Memphis, Tenn.: Mustang Publishing Co. 191 pp. Paperback, $12.95.Students interested in a career in broadcast journalism usually have many questions about working in the field....
Computer-Mediated Communication: An Experimental Study
Computer-mediated communication systems (CMCS) are widely used in government and industry to deliver electronic mail and conduct conferences on line. Home use is growing as well. Prodigy, one of several large public systems, claims 1.75 million subscribers...
'Doing Good' and Scholarship: A Service-Learning Study
The national interest in formal links between university classroom education and community service raises two important issues for college and university teaching.The first is definitional. What is service learning--learning that combines public service...
European Journalism Centre Inaugural in Maastricht
Three years after the formation of the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) in Brussels in 1990, a new European Journalism Centre has been established in an initiative by the new association, the European Commission and Parliament, and the...
Joseph Pulitzer and the Large Mass Communication Class
Ironically, the newest members of a college faculty often are assigned what may well be the most difficult course to teach in the journalism repertoire--the large lecture classes in introduction to mass communication.The size of these classes and the...
On Method and Madness: Teaching Writers to Write
Twenty-eight years ago, I began my teaching career in a small Missouri elementary school. My 15 students were gleaned from all the third grades in the system because they were unmanageable in some way: learning disabled, dyslexic, slow learners, hyperactive,...
Poetry and Public Relations: Reality in a Waterball of Glass
What shall I tell the young on such a morning?--Mind is the one salvation?--Also grammar?--From Heart's Needle. "The Campus on the Hill" by W.D. Snodgrass. Copyrightc 1959 by William Snodgrass. Reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf Inc.(1)What shall...
Strategies of Collaborative Writing and Intellectual Enrichment
Journalists often collaborate when they write stories for newspapers, magazines, and journals. Public relations agents and advertising copywriters frequently collaborate in their projects. Increasingly members of industry collaborate in producing written...
The Analysis of Legal Cases in News Reporting and Writing
In many journalism programs, reporting students are introduced to the judicial process through their news coverage of state trial courts. These students report on court activities and processes in a convenient forum for lively and interesting material....
The Role of Part-Time Faculty in the Quality of Instruction
Some refer to the trend in higher education instruction as one that "undermines academic excellence."(1) Others see it as a way out of the financial squeeze on colleges and universities and as a way to bring professional expertise into the classroom.(2)The...
Videos -- Powerful Writing / the Secrets of Power Reporting
* The Poynter Institute (1992). Poweul Wrifing and The Secrets of Power Reporting. Ninetyminuteseach. VHSvideocassettes, $15 each. 801 Third St. South, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33701. Phone: 813-821-9494.The Poynter Institute has produced two videotapes...

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