Journalism Education Issue 5.1 out now

Paul Mihailidis of Emerson College, Boston and Stephanie Craft of University of Illinois in the USA edited this special issue of the AJE journal, Journalism Education. The theme is exploring news literacy & preparing future journalists.

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Invited Essays

The very old and very new challenge of news literacy – Stephanie Craft,University of Illinois

Why – and how – news publishers worldwide help with news literacy – Aralynn McMane, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Ever had someone say, ‘I’ll know it when I see it’? – Wendy Wallace, Poynter Institute

How do they keep all this stuff straight? Mark Baldwin, Executive Editor, Rockford Register Star and the Journal Standard


I. Critical Perspectives

The struggle over news literacy: can we include political economic contexts in the emerging field of news literacy? – Seth Ashley, Boise State University

Re-thinking news, re-thinking news literacy: a user-centred perspective on information – Katherine G. Fry, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

From print newspapers to social media: news literacy in a networked environment – Julie Frechette, Worcester State University

II. Research

When teens create the news: examining the impact of PBS/news hour student reporting labs – Renee Hobbs, University of Rhode Island / Media Education Lab

Understanding news: the impact of media literacy education on teenagers’ news literacy – Mariska Kleemans, Radboud University Nijmegen, and Gonnie Eggink, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Following the money: philanthropy and news literacy education – Jennifer Fleming, California State University, Long Beach

Placing trust in others: how college students access and assess news and what it means for news literacy education – Elia Powers, Towson University, Michael Koiska, Auburn University

Finding consensus: a pilot survey in news literacy education – Megan Fromm, Assistant Professor, Colorado Mesa University, and Caleb O’Brien, University of Missouri

Developing news literacy curricula in the age of social media in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Myanmar – Masato Kajimoto, University of Hong Kong

Stay tuned St. Louis: a case study in educational collaboration – Joy Jenkins and Mimi Perreault, University of Missouri

III. Looking Forward

News literacy in the digital age: challenges and opportunities – Ognyan Seizov, Visiting Fellow, CMS, MIT

The survival of student journalism: exploring new models for sustainability – Ed Madison, University of Oregon

Book Reviews