"Globally informed and prepared for a diverse world" and "internationally competitive in academic preparation" are two important Lead Forward Land Grant Goals for South Dakota State University graduates. In an editing class last year, the author asked students if they could identify a hot topic in higher education that begins with "g." Only one of the 20 students (all juniors and seniors) readily identified the word globalization. The student had taken an SDSU honors course on the topic, had traveled overseas, had studied six foreign languages at SDSU, and is currently teaching English in France. Students' lack of response to the question revealed to the author that he did not have an answer to another key question: How globally aware are journalism and mass communication majors at SDSU?
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Olson, Lyle, "Globalization in News Editing" (2004). Bush Project Anthology. 6.