Science And Technology Journalism Education


This study identifies expected components for a
successful science and technology journalism program
and related quality assessment...
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This study identifies expected components for a
successful science and technology journalism program
and related quality assessment criteria. The first
phase considered qualitative aspects, beginning with
the influences of social and technological
developments on journalism and mass communication
educational theory and direction as well as industry
adaptations and the impact on the technical
communication discipline. The leading professional
societies and associations were also investigated to
identify salient features and attention to
competency skills and career development interests.
Quantitative aspects were considered in the second
phase. Existing post-secondary programs information
was compiled and used to develop visual
representations. Patterns within topologically
equivalent groupings were then studied to discern
salient characteristics and meaningful trends
regarding the essential characteristics,
directions, and pedagogical emphases. Finally, the
qualitative and quantitative findings were examined
for converging evidence leading to recommendations
regarding curricular matters for developing
successful education programs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783639166699
  • Publisher: VDM Verlag
  • Publication date: 6/10/2009
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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