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. 4, Winter

Advanced Television Systems: Brave New TV
Van Tassel, Joan M. (1996). Advanced Television Systems: Brave New TV. Boston: Focal Press. 415 pp. Paperback, $36.95. One of the major macro trends in the communication media is convergence. Technological developments are occurring at a faster pace...
Basics of Video Sound
Lyver, Des (1995). Basics of Video Sound. London: Focal Press. 134 pp. Paperback. Des Lyver would likely agree with Sergei Eisenstein. "Sound," Eisenstein suggested in Film Form in 1928, "will inevitably introduce new means of enormous power." Yet for...
Electronic Public Relations
Marlow, Eugene (1996). Electronic Public Relations. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing Co. 217 pp. Paperback. While many of us were still contemplating the impact of new technology on public relations, Eugene Marlow was out researching and writing...
Expanding the News Frame: The Systems Theory Perspective
As criticism of journalism increasingly points to the narrowness of news coverage, what role in expanding the news frame might we expect from the future reporters now in journalism classrooms? And what role might journalism educators play in preparing...
Fostering Student Success in Quantitative Gateway Courses
Gainen, Joanne and Eleanor W. Williemsen, eds. Fostering Student Success in Quantitative Gateway Courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. New Directions for Teaching and Learning Series, No. 61.108 pp. For the last quarter century, journalism...
Generation X Goes to College: An Eye-Opening Account of Teaching in Postmodern America
Sacks, Peter (1996). Generation X Goes to College: An Eye-Opening Account of Teaching in Postmodern America. Chicago and LaSalle, Ill:. Open Court. 222 pp. Paperback, $17.95. It takes no gift of prophesy to predict the way many teachers in higher education...
Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media
Lester, Paul Martin, ed. (1996). Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers. 296 pp. Hardback, $59.95. Paperback, $19.95. Lester, an associate professor in the Department of Communication at California...
Learning the Scholarship of Teaching in Doctorate-Granting Institutions
The emergence over the last decade of a national ferment in undergraduate teaching has given voice in higher education to a view expressed by the late Ernest Boyer that teaching is more than "a routine function, tacked on, something almost anyone can...
Preparing Scholastic Press Advisers for Roles after Hazelwood Decision
The Supreme Court in Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (1988) allowed high school officials to set journalistic standards "higher than those demanded by some newspaper publishers ... in the 'real' world" (at 272) and to exercise prior restraint on publications...
Reaching Audiences: A Guide to Media Writing
McAdams, Katherine C. and Jan Johnson Elliott (1996). Reaching Audiences: A Guide to Media Writing. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 383 pp. Paperback. McAdams and Elliott tackle a subject which educators often talk about and, more often, hope someone other...
Seeking a Coaching Style of Teaching News Writing
Less paper grading and more weekly writing conferences After working 18 years as a communication professional, in the fall of 1994 I took up a full-time college teaching job and taught a basic course in news writing for the first time. One of the frustrations...
Sources: Notable Selections in Mass Media
Hanson, Jarice and David J. Maxcy, eds. (1996). Sources: Notable Selections in Mass Media. Guilford, Conn.: Dushkin Publishing Group. Paperback. 384 pp. In this graduate-level reader, editors pull together 40 articles addressing communication theory...
Teaching Research Methods to Undergraduates
Research methods may be the most difficult course to teach at the undergraduate level. Students are intimidated by the material from the start, and they sometimes construct barriers so formidable that teaching them about cross-tabulation and chi square...
The American Journalist in the 1990s
Weaver, David, and Cleveland G. Wilhoit. The American Journalist in the 1990s. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 299 pp. Paperback, $27.50. Hardback, $69.95. The American Journalist is the last in a trilogy of research profiling its namesake...
The Instructional Independence of Daily Student Newspapers
Journalism educators have spent decades debating which form of student newspaper-the curriculum-based laboratory paper or one independent of university or departmental control-best serves the interests of students, educators and future employers. While...
The Value of Instruction for a Commitment to Truth
Zeal may be dampened by rigors of degree program For more than seven years I required my ethics students to write feature stories on controversial media issues, a few of which appeared as "Shop Talk at 30" articles in Editor & Publisher, among other...
Writing-across-the-Curriculum within Mass Communication
During the past 15 years, WritingAcross-the-Curriculum programs have been offered on many college and university campuses. Data indicates that 46 percent of all Ph.D. granting institutions and 48 percent of all BA/MA granting institutions have a WAC...
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