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Packaged good: Responses from Australian journalism educators of the Reporting Diversity project

Volume 17, Issue 2

October, 2011

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Hess, K., and Waller, L. (2011). Packaged good: Responses from Australian journalism educators of the Reporting Diversity project. Pacific Journalism Review, 17(2): 11-26.
Media, cultural diversity and community
Author(s): Kristy Hess, Lisa Waller
Publication date: 
October, 2011

The Reporting Diversity Project provides teaching materials on reporting cultural diversity for journalism educators and university students. This article reports the findings from a survey designed to gauge journalism educators’ awareness of the online curriculum resources and their views on the usefulness of these materials. The survey was also used to capture journalism academics’ views on educational resources produced with government support. This article includes the findings from a series of trials of the Reporting Diversity teaching resources with a small cohort of academics from throughout Australia. It includes their evaluation of the resources and reveals ways in which the modules are being used and adapted for different classroom settings.