Uses and perceptions of blogs: A report on professional journalists and journalism educators

Deborah S. Chung, Eunseong Kim, Kaye D. Trammell, Lance V. Porter

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Abstract

As journalism educators prepare their students to succeed professionally, whether professional journalists and educators see eye-to-eye on emerging trends that influence current journalism practice is worth examining. A national online survey of journalism professionals and educators found that professionals use blogs significantly more than educators. Educators had similar views of blogs, but professional journalists’ uses and perceptions of blogs varied depending on type of organization they worked for and occupational position in their news organizations. Educators are quick to catch on to national trends in journalism even though they do not routinely use blogs, as they are trained to assess the impact of critical trends in the discipline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-322
Number of pages18
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Educator
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

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© 2007, SAGE Publications Ltd. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication

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