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ERIC Number: ED087014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 3
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Administrative Support of Journalism in the Junior College.
Deaver, Frank
In a survey of the nation's nearly 1100 junior colleges, and with a response of nearly 90 percent, the following statistical evidence was derived concerning journalism programs: of the 936 junior colleges responding to the survey, 553 (59%) reported offering some journalism instruction; 207 of these 553 schools (37%) employ a journalism teacher with the equivalent of a college major in journalism; and of the personnel reported as teaching journalism, at least 112 have no academic training in journalism. These findings indicate that an acceptable standard of journalism education is not being met. The ideal junior college journalism program must be based on the following assumptions: (1) that the junior college journalism teacher is professionally competent and will teach courses that are academically respectable; (2) that junior college administrations will support journalism instruction on a par with other academic disciplines, and not as a "production unit" or "extracurricular" activity; and (3) that budget facilities will be adequate, and teacher loads will be reasonable. (LL)
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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)