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Goodman Co-editor of Special Section in Upcoming Issue of JMCE

Robyn Goodman
Robyn Goodman

Robyn Goodman, retired Professor of Communications Studies at Alfred University, recently co-edited and contributed to a special section of the next issue of Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.




Robyn Goodman, retired Professor of Communications Studies at Alfred University, recently co-edited and contributed to a special section of the next issue of Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.

The featured section, with co-editors Elanie Steyn, of the University of Oklahoma, and Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, of Butler University, focuses on World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) research/discussions conducted by its Syndicate Program, which Goodman runs with Steyn. Goodman’s article, titled WJEC’s Paris Syndicate Program: Discussions Advance Global Journalism Education, introduces this section.

Goodman is a co-founder of the WJEC and head of its unique Syndicate Program, which places international counterparts with similar interests into small research/discussion groups to tackle some of the most challenging issues in journalism/journalism education today. The syndicate sessions result in  recommendations for the field, which are being published in JMCE, the U.S.’s leading journalism education journal, for the first time.

The WJEC holds global conferences every three years, which focus on bringing  journalism educators, professionals, and experts together to help improve journalism education research and pedagogy worldwide.

The upcoming issue of Journalism and Mass Communication Educator is scheduled for online publication Feb. 28 and for print distribution March 4.