The virtual newsroom : Using the wiki for training student print journalists
Hetherington, Susan (2007) The virtual newsroom : Using the wiki for training student print journalists. Pacific Journalism Review, 13(1), pp. 76-86.
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This article analyses how, during a one-year project, a wiki was established to enable student print journalists to collaborate to create a professional print news product. The idea was to replicate a professional newsroom where a second set of eyes is always cast on material before publication but to do so in an environment that provided flexibility of access and therefore
accommodated demanding student timetables. The wiki provided a space for student peer editing of news and feature stories enhancing the collaborative, creative and critical literacies of those involved. The article explores how peer review (in the writing process) helped these reviewers become better writers and ultimately better journalists. It reviews literature regarding the use of wikis as a collaborative learning tool and uses student surveys to assess the success of the pilot project.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Article unavailable pending publisher permission|
|Keywords:||wiki, journalism, editing, collaborative writing, collaborative learning|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Auckland University of Technology, Pacific Media Centre|
|Deposited On:||01 Jul 2011 09:59|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2011 08:09|
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