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ERIC Number: ED087013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 4
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Curriculum Definition in Junior College Journalism.
Deaver, Frank
This article is based upon the author's survey of journalism instruction in junior colleges. A questionnaire was sent to 1073 junior colleges, and 936 (87.2 percent) responded to the survey. Of that number, 553 (59 percent) indicated that they have one or more academic courses in journalism. The courses most taught in junior colleges were: (1) survey of mass communication, taught by 312 schools, the majority of which indicated that the publication of the school newspaper was an adjunct to the course; (2) reporting, news-writing, or journalistic writing, taught in 281 schools; (3) editing or editing and layout, taught in 137 schools; (4) reporting II, taught in 101 schools; (5) photojournalism, taught in 69 schools; and (6) advertising, taught in 30 schools. The author concluded from this survey that most junior colleges have at least described a commendable journalism curriculum, and it seemed apparent that the potential for junior college instruction in the first two years of a journalism degree program is promising. (WR)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (Fort Collins, Colorado, August 19-22, 1973)