Testing Tolerance: Addressing Controversy in the Journalism and Mass Communication Classroom
The AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women
Co-edited by Tracy Everbach
Tough topics are inescapable for journalism and mass communication academics. If it's in the news, journalism and mass communication instructors have to discuss it in class. Helping instructors navigate today's toughest topics through discussions of the issues and pertinent terminology, this book provides hands-on exercises and practical advice applicable across student and instructor levels and disciplines.
Chapters address issues ranging from student mental health to handling campus free speech controversies as an administrator to addressing sexual assault and harassment, racial and ethnic inequality, disability, and other issues in the classroom. Using case studies ranging from #MeToo to the president's tweets to student mental health crises, this book is an essential reference for professors tackling tough topicsin the classroom. Through these chapters, readers will gain an understanding of the issues and will be given tools to address these topics in sensitive, yet forthright, ways.