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Making News Today: a tool for adoption of ethics principles using technology‐supported television journalism

Journal Article


Abstract


  • There are movements internationally towards curricula that incorporate values and citizenship education. In Australia, this movement has been illustrated with the adoption of a national curriculum in values education. This has arisen from the perceived need for citizens to hold values around the rights and responsibilities of functioning within a democracy. The Making News Today programme has been designed to develop a range of literacies enabling learners, for example, to read the media beyond the interests of the elite. The programme incorporates a journalistic process for television news production for middle school students using laptop and handheld video technologies, with embedded ethics and values education. The article reports on an analysis of the implementation of this programme with middle school students in Australia with reference to student adoption of ethical stances in the journalistic process and the implications for the use of this project in developing ethics, values and citizenship as part of the curriculum process.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Blackall, D., Lockyer, L. & Harper, B. "Making News Today: a tool for adoption of ethics principles using technology‐supported television journalism." Learning Media and Technology 36 .3 (2011): 277-294.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79960639985

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/241

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 277

End Page


  • 294

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • There are movements internationally towards curricula that incorporate values and citizenship education. In Australia, this movement has been illustrated with the adoption of a national curriculum in values education. This has arisen from the perceived need for citizens to hold values around the rights and responsibilities of functioning within a democracy. The Making News Today programme has been designed to develop a range of literacies enabling learners, for example, to read the media beyond the interests of the elite. The programme incorporates a journalistic process for television news production for middle school students using laptop and handheld video technologies, with embedded ethics and values education. The article reports on an analysis of the implementation of this programme with middle school students in Australia with reference to student adoption of ethical stances in the journalistic process and the implications for the use of this project in developing ethics, values and citizenship as part of the curriculum process.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Blackall, D., Lockyer, L. & Harper, B. "Making News Today: a tool for adoption of ethics principles using technology‐supported television journalism." Learning Media and Technology 36 .3 (2011): 277-294.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79960639985

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/241

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 277

End Page


  • 294

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom