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College Media

Learning in Action

Edited By Gregory Adamo and Allan DiBiase

College Media: Learning in Action is a unique resource for journalism educators and students, media advisors, student personnel administrators, and students at any level  – undergraduate or graduate  – interested in learning theory and practice. Sixteen original, scholarly and diverse chapters encompass a wide range of methodologies that detail how students involved in college media organizations have formative experiences in a variety of different forms of publication and electronic media broadcasting. In part, the volume is assembled to help students and educators alike justify their practice and involvement at a time of change when new forms of social media, pressure to quantify learning outcomes, and budget issues in higher education are reshaping the undergraduate media landscape. This volume offers insight into how many journalism and media professionals began their careers and in doing so affirms the value of learning through direct experience and involvement.

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‘‘A great injustice is finally righted with College Media: Learning in Action, as Gregory Adamo and Allan DiBiase powerfully shine the spotlight on the often overlooked impact of the college media experience.

As evidenced in the wide-ranging collection of essays presented here, many generations of Americans have genuinely benefited from once participating in college media organizations. Whether it was by working on a student newspaper, radio or television station, participating in college media was transformative in both their professional and personal development. College Media: Learning in Action is effective in showcasing just how important student media environments are in helping students develop their own skills and talents for their future careers.

College Media: Learning in Action also provides valuable insight into the development and continuing influence of college media upon campus communities and society as a whole. Through offering both historical and theoretical perspectives, Adamo and DiBiase provide the best explanation yet of how college media organizations have historically developed and survived tumultuous changes to become the places today where passionate students still find their own voices and form their self-identities.

College Media: Learning in Action offers us fresh perspectives with which to evaluate the influence that college media continues to have on the current generation of students, faculty, and staff in the country, and is a truly welcome and substantive effort towards finally giving it its due recognition.’’

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