ERIC Number: ED332249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Exploring New Directions for Journalism Education: The Program at Ithaca College.
Hochheimer, John L.
Journalism educational practices have constrained students and left many of them ill-prepared professionally. A new journalism program being prepared at Ithaca College replaces the hierarchical model of education with a more "dialogic" approach, and demonstrates ways in which students can become more active participants in their own education. The journalism major is divided into seven course areas, to correspond to the areas in which journalism students should be proficient. These seven areas--Communication Core, Journalism Foundation and Concentration, Critical Media Studies, Writing, Second Subject Area, Modern Language, and Electives--are designed to teach students how to conduct coherent and probing inquiry, to propose, analyze, and evaluate strategy, and to express themselves in both oral and written form with precision, clarity, and vigor. (The Ithaca College Journalism Program Structure is included, and 21 references are appended.) (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Curriculum Emphases; Dialogic Education; Hierarchical Learning; Ithaca College NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Boston, MA, August 1991).