The roles of the game : the influence of news consumption patterns on the role conceptions of journalism students
Tandoc, Edson C.
Date of Issue2014
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
This study is based on a survey of 364 undergraduate journalism students and looks at how news consumption patterns influence the journalistic role conceptions that students hold. This study finds that students rated the interpreter role as most important. Students who prioritized the interpreter role also tend to get their news from online sources and social media. The implications of these findings on college instruction are also discussed.
Journalism and mass communication educator
© 2014 AEJMC. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, AEJMC. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077695813520314].