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ERIC Number: ED055074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 280
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The American Council on Education for Journalism: An Accrediting History.
Conn, Earl Lewis
It was the purpose of this study to present an evolutionary history of the American Council on Education for Journalism (ACEJ) and to draw some conclusions about some issues now facing the council. Data for the study came from minutes of councils and associations involved in journalism accrediting, personal files, interviews, and other sources. The ACEJ history was traced from its predecessor groups including the joint committee of newspaper groups and journalism educators and the National Council on Professional Education for Journalism. Seven issues were identified among those facing the council today: accreditation of graduate programs in journalism, relationships between the ACEJ and junior college journalism programs, involvement of the federal government in approving accrediting agencies including the ACEJ, continuation of sequential accreditation, financing the council's work, refining visitation procedures, and the evolution of accreditation standards. Journalism has faced many of the same problems involving other specialized accrediting programs. A lack of agreement exists about journalism standards. Several recommendations for further study are made. (Author/CK)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Indiana University