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Experiential Learning in the Social and Mobile-first Student Newsroom

Journal Article


Abstract


  • © 2017, © 2017 University of Wollongong. This paper is an exploration of student feedback to their participation and learning in the social and mobile-first multimedia newsroom run as part of the Bachelor of Journalism degree at the University of Wollongong, Australia. The paper draws on student responses to an online survey carried out in the wake of the final-year newsroom subject. Acknowledging one of the main aims of journalism, newsroom curriculum is to present ‘real-world’ experiences as authentically as possible. The paper explores the student observations in the context of a changing news media landscape, and the need for journalism education to remain relevant and contemporary.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Burns, S. "Experiential Learning in the Social and Mobile-first Student Newsroom." Asia Pacific Media Educator 27 .1 (2017): 118-137.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85027882942

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3188

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 118

End Page


  • 137

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • India

Abstract


  • © 2017, © 2017 University of Wollongong. This paper is an exploration of student feedback to their participation and learning in the social and mobile-first multimedia newsroom run as part of the Bachelor of Journalism degree at the University of Wollongong, Australia. The paper draws on student responses to an online survey carried out in the wake of the final-year newsroom subject. Acknowledging one of the main aims of journalism, newsroom curriculum is to present ‘real-world’ experiences as authentically as possible. The paper explores the student observations in the context of a changing news media landscape, and the need for journalism education to remain relevant and contemporary.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Burns, S. "Experiential Learning in the Social and Mobile-first Student Newsroom." Asia Pacific Media Educator 27 .1 (2017): 118-137.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85027882942

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3188

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 118

End Page


  • 137

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • India