Title

Social Media Education: Industry Leader Recommendations for Curriculum and Faculty Competencies

Publication Date

12-2018

Abstract

Social media have affected daily activities, communication practices, and business practices throughout society. Social media are more frequently embraced in higher education as well. One indication of this growth is the fact that more than half of all teaching faculty use social media at least monthly for professional reasons, with professors in professions and applied sciences being at the forefront of the use. Interviews with more than 20 industry professionals representing nonprofits, corporations, and subject matter experts provide insights into key considerations for social media education. Future social media education should provide not only academic training but also industry expertise.

Keywords

Social media in education

Publication Title

Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

Volume

73

Issue

4

First Page

379

Last Page

391

DOI of Published Version

10.1177/1077695817725414.

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