A Pedagogical Approach to Developing Journalistic Best Practices Through Wikis
School of Communications
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Two journalism courses at a large Midwestern university utilized wikis (websites that interlink content contributions) to engage students in a virtual discussion of how to best report on diverse groups of people. The contents of the wikis were compiled into best practices documents that are available online for use both in classrooms and newsrooms. This paper presents a use of media technology that fosters student interaction and growth and provides educators with an outline for how to create similar devices to improve the news coverage produced by their students, who represent the future of journalism. It simultaneously argues for a closer examination of the coverage of specific populations and the development of best practices documents to facilitate better coverage of such populations.
Festival of Media Arts
Las Vegas, Nevada
Bowe, Brian; Hoewe, Jennifer; and Zeldes, Geri Alumit, "A Pedagogical Approach to Developing Journalistic Best Practices Through Wikis" (2010). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 60.