Teaching social work students to use the news media for public education purposes

Edward A. Brawley, Emilia E. Martinez-Brawley

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Abstract

Social workers do not enjoy a positive public image. This makes it difficult for them to gain a sympathetic audience or necessary public support for essential programs and services. This paper describes an attempt to teach social work students to use the news media (radio, television, and local newspapers) to publicize social work activities and social service programs, and to educate the public about existing and needed services. The authors present information on the opportunities that exist in most localities for these public education activities and describe the results achieved in a two-year pilot effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-83
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Education for Social Work
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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