Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication
Journalism and Mass Communication
Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business
Many internet users often consult Wikipedia to read a quick reference on a subject, but the source tends to be viewed as unreliable by the academic community. Nevertheless, journalism and public relations courses can help improve Wikipedia. Four undergraduate courses — News Editing, In-depth Reporting, Sports Media, and Research Methods in Public Relations — in a journalism and mass communications department at a regional, four-year university in the southeast of the United States incorporated Wikipedia. This article discusses the benefits, considerations, and challenges that an instructor might experience when using Wikipedia.
Shemberger, M. (2022). Wikipedia as an Experiential Learning Activity in Media Courses. Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication, 12(1), 7–10. http://www.aejmc.us/spig/journal
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