ERIC Number: ED120748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Journalistic and Academic Backgrounds of Teachers of Skills Courses in Accredited Schools and Departments of Journalism.
Rarick, Galen R.; Collins, Erik L.
A survey was conducted during the spring and summer of 1973 to determine the media and academic backgrounds of people who are currently teaching such skills as writing, editing, photography, and layout in accredited journalism programs. Usable responses to a questionnaire sent to randomly selected faculty members of the Association for Education in Journalism showed that: teachers of skills courses tend to have considerable journalistic experience, especially with newspapers, with 47 percent having ten or more years of full-time experience; 68 percent of the teachers of skills courses have more than two years of teaching experience, while 65 percent are senior faculty members; most teachers have earned at least one graduate degree (58 percent a doctorate and another 35 percent a masters), with 75 percent having had an undergraduate major in journalism or mass communication; and about two-thirds of the teachers published at least one item in the 1970's (one-fifth reported no publication at all). Five tables of findings are included. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Survey conducted for the Conference on "Education for Newspaper Journalists in the Seventies and Beyond" (Reston, Virginia, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 1973)