Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication
Journalism and Mass Communication
Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business
Oral history interviews help scholars to dig deep into studying the past and find information that deserves to be explored in greater detail. Journalists also can use this interdisciplinary approach as a way to interview subjects for in-depth story projects requiring a robust historical context, unlike what brief audio and video interviews could produce. The journalism classroom is the place where students can experiment with oral history to attain these skills on deeper learning levels. With this in mind, oral histories can serve as experiential learning opportunities desired in an undergraduate journalism classroom.
Shemberger, M. (2018). Using Oral History as a Newsgathering and Storytelling Technique. Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication Journal, Vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 45-49. Online: https://aejmc.us/spig/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2018/07/tjmc-8.1-final-Shemberger.pdf.
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