Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 4, Winter

American Journalism Textbooks and Social Responsibility
The document most widely known for dominating discussion of journalism ethics in the last half of the 20th century is, without doubt, the 1947 report of the Commission on Freedom of the Press, A Free and Responsible Press. Countless journalism classes...
Analyzing Media Messages: Using Quantitative Content Analysis in Research
Riffe, Daniel, Lacy, Stephen, and Fico, Frederick G. (1998). Analyzing Media Messages: Using Quantitative Content Analysis in Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. 208 pp. paperback, $29.95; hardback, $49.95. In the late 1920s...
Assessment of Outcomes of Free Expression Courses
Although freedom of expression is vital to a democratic society, American college students, including communication majors, seem to have little interest in protecting their First Amendment rights (Brock, 1996; McAdams & Beasley, 1994). Moreover,...
Balancing on the Wire: The Art of Managing Media Organizations
Redmond, James and Trager, Robert (1998). Balancing on the Wire: The Art of Managing Media Organizations. Boulder: CourseWise. 480 pp. hardback, $46.99. Balancing on the Wire is appropriate for the title of this book, which is intended to help current...
Black Journalism: The NABJ Story
Dawkins, Wayne. (1997). Black Journalists: The NABJ Story. Newport News, VA: August Press, Inc. 278 pp. paperback. $14 In Black Journalists: The NABJ Story, Wayne Dawkins chronicles the journey of black journalists in the major media who struggled for...
Custodians of Conscience: Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue
Ettema, James S. and Glasser, Theodore L. (1998). Custodians of Conscience: Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue. New York: Columbia University Press. 233 pp. paperback, $17.50. hardback, $49.50. This book begins as an inquiry into both the how...
Effects of Internship Predictors on Successful Field Experience
Internships have become a necessity for mass communication students making the transition from college to career. Researchers note this necessity: Kosicki and Becker (1995) report that 80 percent of journalism and mass communication undergraduates serve...
Evaluating Service Learning in the Communication Discipline
Educators across the country have begun to incorporate service learning into courses as varied as photography, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and philosophy. Service learning - an innovative pedagogy that takes students into the community...
Global Media Economics
Albarran, Alan B. and Chan-Olmsted, Sylvia M., editors, (1998), Global Media Economics. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press. 376 pp. hardback $54.95. The editors of Global Media Economics assert that unlike other works that address international...
Hold the Press: The Inside Story on Newspapers
Hamilton, John Maxwell, & Krimsky, George A. (1997). Hold the Press: the Inside Story on Newspapers. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press. 208 pp. paperback, $11.95. If there isn't a journalism course out there called "The newspaper:...
Mediamorphosis: Understanding New Media
Fidler, Roger (1997). Mediamorphosis: Understanding New Media. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Pine Forge Press. 302 pp. paperback, $29.95 Few propositions could be less obvious, as we count down to the millennium, than that our media are changing. But although...
More Speech, Not Less: Communications Law in the Information Age
Sableman, Mark. (1997) More Speech, Not Less: Communications Law in the Information Age. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press. 302 pp. paperback, $19.95. hardback, $49.95. Communications lawyer Mark Sableman covers the broad...
Photo-Elicitation Method Gives Voice and Reactions of Subjects
Visual anthropologist John Collier Jr. 1and visual sociologists Douglas Harper,2 Jon Wagner,3 and Dona Schwartz4 have known for years the value of photo-elicitation as a research tool. More recently, some graduate students studying visual communication...
Sentinel under Siege: The Triumphs and Troubles of America's Free Press
Flink, Stanley E. (1997). Sentinel Under Siege: The Triumphs and Troubles of America's Free Press. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 325 pp. paperback. $18 There were parts of this book that made me smile. Who would have guessed that the term "gazette" comes...
Student Television in America: Channels of Change
Silvia, Tony, and Kaplan, Nancy F. (1998) Student Television in America: Channels of Change. Ames: Iowa State University Press. 229 pp. paperback $29.95 This book is not a college-level publication. It could be a high school reference text, and I say...
...Such Bitter Business-This 'Rule' on Prepositions
As would make the world Quake to look on Prepositions, those words that show relationships between nouns and other words in a sentence, such as about, above, over, and under, have been a cause of confusion among writers, teachers, and students for several...
Textbooks and Teaching: A Lesson from Students
Doctoral degrees are awarded in curriculum and instruction. Annual compendia offer strategies for improving classroom teaching performance. Methods for interacting with students, raising their interest and increasing their achievement are taught in workshops,...
The Decade That Shaped Television News: CBS in the 1950s
Mickelson, Sig. (1998). The Decade that Shaped Television News: CBS in the 1950s. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers. 264 pp. hardback, $39.95 The Decade That Shaped Television News recounts the tumultuous 1950s when rapidly developing media technology...
The Father of Spin: Edward L Bernays and the Birth of Public Relations
Tye, Larry (1998). The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays and the Birth of Public Relations. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. 306 pp. hardback. $27.95 Edward Bernays may be the most important person the average American has never heard of. And he would...
The First Amendment
Farber, Daniel A. (1998). The First Amendment. New York: The Foundation Press. 298 pp. paperback, $19.95. "Many important books have been written about First Amendment theory; this is not one of them," Daniel Farber writes in the first chapter of this...
The Highwaymen
Auletta, Ken (1998) The Highwaymen. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. 358 pp. paperback $13. Somehow Ken Auletta is able to gain access to the CEO's of major media corporations. Consequently his readers can put a personality behind the names that...
Video Basic 2
Zettl, Herbert. (1998). Video Basics 2. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 394 pp. paperback $56.95. With a second edition of his video production textbook, Herbert Zettl has established a high standard. Short of video production hardware...

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