ERIC Number: ED114845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Current Offerings in Six Specified Subjects in Accredited (and the Largest Unaccredited ) Schools and Departments of Journalism.
Collins, Erik L.; Rarick, Galen R.
This survey was conducted to determen the extent of course offerings by the accredited and the largest unaccredited journalism programs in the areas of nonverbal communications, research methods for working journalists, media economics and management, major issues in contemporary society, the urban community, and new technology. Two mailings and some telephone calls produced responses from 52 (85 percent) of the accredited and nine (90 percent) of the 10 largest unaccredited programs, giving a combined reponse rate of 86 percent. Three of the advocated kinds of courses were reported as offered in about two thirds of the accredited and large unaccredited journalism programs. These courses are reasearch methods for working journalists, media economics, and major issues in contemporary society. A course in nonverbal communications was reported as being offered at about one-third of the schools. Courses in the new technology of mass communication and the anatomy of the urban community were found to be offered by fewer than one-fifth of the schools. (The results of this survey are discussed at length, and data are presented in table format.) (RB)
Descriptors: Administration, College Programs, Content Analysis, Course Content, Degree Requirements, Educational Research, Higher Education, Journalism, Mass Media, National Surveys, Nonverbal Communication, Program Content, Research Methodology, School Surveys, Technology, Urban Culture
PROCEEDINGS: "Education for Newspaper Journalists in the Seventies and Beyond," ANPA Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1974
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Survey conducted for the meeting on "Education for Newspaper Journalists in the Seventies and Beyond," Reston, Virginia, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 1973