Virtual Denver: Twin presentation of twin surveys
For a hint of virtual convention-going, Ying Roselyn Du of Hong Kong Baptist University and Ryan Thornburg of UNC at Chapel Hill already have their Newspaper Division Denver presentation online, using Scribd.com for the paper and Slideshare.net for the presentation on “The gap between online journalism education and practice: The twin surveys.”
Abstract: The gap between journalism education and journalism practice has long been the focus of debates in the field. Amid the emergence of online journalism in the 1990s, the profession’s criticism of journalism education has continued unabated. It is ever important to revisit the old “gap” issue in this new context. This study attempts to examine the discordance between education and practice by comparing online journalism professionals and educators’ perceptions of key skills, concepts, and duties for online journalism. Findings of the twin surveys suggest that differences do exist in the online context.
For the benefit of those of us who are not in Denver, or just for the archives, feel free to add links to other presentations as comments on this post. Also, #aejmc10 is the Twitter “hashtag” participants are using to flag their items from the convention.