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REVIEW: Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman’s Life in Journalism Book is both moving memoir and fascinating journey into U.S. history.
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By Carolyn Schurr Levin
What happens when a crisis hits, as it did when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, only to be followed the following week by a nor’easter?
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“She posted a picture to Pinterest and it just exploded.”
MILEPOSTS First Amendment Fundamentals for 2012.
By Frank LoMonte
Four noteworthy First Amendment cases for college media in 2012.
POLITICS 2012 Crafting Election Coverage on Campus
By Dan Malon & Sarah Maben
Covering elections provide reader service and a practical way to enhance journalism instruction.
Exploring the use of corrections on college newspapers’ websites
Kirstie E. Hettinga
California Lutheran University
The Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania
Northern Kentucky University
Abstract: A previous study found that college newspapers have perceived levels of credibility on par with their professional counterparts, but suggested that quality could be assessed in other ways. Previous research has documented the potential for error corrections to increase perceptions of quality. In a content analysis of College Media Association members’ websites (N = 419), the researchers found that some college publications are publicizing corrections, but some are not. Additionally, these practices seem to depend on publication and university differences. Similarities between college and professional publications are noted, and recommendations for improvement are discussed. Continue reading
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