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Title: SOCIAL MEDIA INSTRUCTION IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS HIGHER EDUCATION
Authors: Auxier, Brooke Elizabeth
Advisors: Steiner, Linda
Department/Program: Journalism
Type: Thesis
Sponsors: Digital Repository at the University of Maryland
University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Subjects: Journalism
Mass communication
Higher education
Keywords: journalism education
new media
social media
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine how university-level journalism programs throughout the country are teaching, utilizing, and confronting the new and developing topic of social media. Examined in this research is how journalism programs incorporate social media instruction into their curriculum, how they put it to practice on their program's website, and how and if their tracks or sequences have changed in name and content to reflect an industry shift towards digital, interactive and social media. The questions this thesis will answer are (1) how are journalism schools throughout the country are teaching social media, teaching with social media, and teaching about social media; (2) do social and new media have a place in journalism curricula; and (3) how do changes in the media industry and journalism school curricula coincide.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1903/12976
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