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ERIC Number: ED120738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 19
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Spelling and Grammar--Their Importance to Journalism: What Journalism Schools Are Doing.
Bowers, Thomas A.; And Others
With increasing enrollments in journalism, many journalism instructors contend that problems of spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation are particularly acute. Some of the questions raised at recent gatherings include: Are formal rules of English grammar dying? Is proper punctuation mere pedantry? What can journalism schools do about grammar and spelling problems? This paper discusses these and related questions, not to solve the problems or resolve the issues, but to explore the nature of the problem facing journalism education. The discussion explores the importance of language in writing, looks at the opinions of prominent journalism educators, and mentions remedies that are currently in use at a number of universities. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the association for Education in Journalism (Ottawa, Ontario, August 16-19, 1975)