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Encouraging our Students to be Readers: Survey Results of Successful Reading Materials

Seventh International Conference for Literary Journalism Panel Presentation
by Mitzi Lewis on 2 August 2013

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Transcript of Encouraging our Students to be Readers: Survey Results of Successful Reading Materials

Students ARE
interested in
reading
Encouraging our Students
to be Readers:
Survey Results of Successful Reading Materials


John Hanc, New York Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Mitzi Lewis, Midwestern State University, U.S.A.
Hannah Hofmann, Midwestern State University, U.S.A.


“Literary Journalism: The Power and Promise of Story”
The Seventh International Conference for
Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-7)

Engaging Students With Readings of Literary Journalism: Words That Work
May 19, 2012 Panel

Student level taught
Number of longer stories assigned
per term
What do you want students to learn through reading?
Think deeply and critically
Become better writers
Become better reporters
Feel appreciation & joy for reading
Gain knowledge
Become better readers
WHAT WILL STUDENTS READ…AND WHY?
(Long-form reading assignments that work)
Importance for students to be able to read & think critically
Last year
This year
Encouraging our Students
to be Readers: Survey Results of Best Practices

John Hanc, New York Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Mitzi Lewis, Midwestern State University, U.S.A.

“Literary Journalism: Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis”
The Sixth International Conference for
Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-6)
But Will They Read It?
Students' Problematic Engagement with Literary Journalism
May 12, 2011 Panel
Sources of assigned longer readings
Countries represented
Years teaching
15
12
2
41
average
median
min.
max.
Student level taught
Who
What you said
What do you look for in choosing reading assignments for your students, particularly in regards to literary journalism? 
Student interest level in assigned
book-length literary journalism readings
During the past year, have you assigned any book-length readings from works that would be considered literary journalism (e.g., "In Cold Blood," “House," and “Nickeled and Dimed”)?
If yes, please list the reading along with one of the following descriptions of the level of student interest: "very interested," "somewhat interested," or "not interested.”
Top 9 responses
During the past year, have you assigned readings from any of the following sources?
If yes, please indicate your perception of whether or not the students read the material.
Good Weekend (Sydney Morning Herald)
The Monthly
Canadian Geographic Equinox
Explore
Harrowsmith
Maclean’s
Saturday Night
The Walrus
Toronto Life
El País
El Periodicó
La Vanguardia
Billboard Magazine
Entertainment Weekly
Esquire
Fortune
Harper’s
National Geographic
New York
New York Times Magazine
Newsweek
Outside
Reader’s Digest
Rolling Stone
Saturday Evening
Sports Illustrated
A-magasinet
DN Magasinet
Magasinet Dagbladet
Plot
The Economist
The Guardian
Granta
The Atlantic
The New Yorker
Time
Vanity Fair
Village Voice
WEBSITES
atlantic.com
byliner.com
dagbladetmagasinet.no
esquire.com
latimes.com
longform.org
newseum.org
Nieman Narrative (niemanstoryboard.org)
Pulitzer website (pulitzer.org, pulitzercenter.org)
sendmeastory.com
susanorlean.com
timeshighereducation.co.uk
walkleys.com/magazine
wp.com
BROADCAST
Local TV
ABC News
BBC
CBS
Sixty Minutes
CNN
NPR
PBS
News Hour
PRI
Do you ever assign material you find out about on _____?
#1 Takeaway
http://bit.ly/ialjs-pedagogy
Other magazines
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