Assistant journalism professor Peter Bobkowski co-authored the study that appears in the September edition of the Journalism & Mass Communication Educator journal. The study looked at the survey results from 1,000 high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
In all, 96 percent of high schools offer some media opportunity. Only 33 percent of schools have an online component to their instruction. The reason for the low online element is based on a number of factors, but the researchers said the absence was a disservice to students.