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ERIC Number: ED119244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 13
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The Limited Role of Journalism Professors in Direct Media Criticism.
Bass, Abraham Z.
This paper discusses reasons why few journalism professors are personally confronting the news media with criticism or praise. One of the primary reasons for this is that journalism professors may fear retribution or keep inbred ties with the media or be following academic tradition. A survey was conducted in Spring 1975 for this report. The survey was sent to the chairpersons of departments listed in the "Journalism Educator" directory issue. Some of the major questions asked were: "What does your department do in the area of media criticism? Do you monitor the media in some regular way? and do you cooperate with the media in some sort of critical evaluation service?" The survey located few professors personally confronting the mass media. Some of the activities reported by the departments included contests and journalism reviews. Only one case where professors took a direct and active position in media criticism was found in the survey. It is argued that there may be lessons to be learned from the way journalism departments relate to high schools and to community colleges. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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