Learning in and by the community: a work-integrated learning approach to teaching journalism

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Jones, Dianne. 2016. "Learning in and by the community: a work-integrated learning approach to teaching journalism." Asia Pacific Media Educator. 26 (2), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/1326365X16670455
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Learning in and by the community: a work-integrated learning approach to teaching journalism

ERA Journal ID9198
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorJones, Dianne
Journal TitleAsia Pacific Media Educator
Journal Citation26 (2), pp. 1-12
Number of Pages12
Year2016
Place of PublicationIndia
ISSN1326-365X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1326365X16670455
Web Address (URL)http://ame.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/11/24/1326365X16670455.abstract
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This article explores how work-integrated learning (WIL) reporting projects, spanning eight years, enabled authentic learning by journalism students and also provided a valued community service. Students at a regional Australian university interviewed the mayoral and councillor candidates for each of the four-yearly local government area elections from 2008 to 2016 and published their stories online at https://radiojournalismonline.com. This article concludes that a WIL approach to teaching journalism creates an immediate, positive impact on the reputations of student journalists and that the goodwill also extends to their university. The local community sees the student journalists’ coverage of the local elections as a public service. Based on the public’s feedback, voters and candidates alike believed that they were provided with reliable and actionable information.

Keywordsjournalism education, work-integrated learning, WIL, journalism, authentic learning, service learning
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360299. Creative and professional writing not elsewhere classified
390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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