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ERIC Number: ED163498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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Journalism Education in Canada.
MacDonald, Dick; Russell, Catharine
Twenty-four of the 35 Canadian schools with formal journalism programs responded to a survey conducted to collect data about enrollment, curricula, faculty background in journalism, and the ability of journalism graduates to find jobs in the profession. Highlights of the results are as follows: there are an estimated 3,300 journalism students in Canada, with an average program enrollment of 94 students (reporting schools had from 10 to 575 students in their programs); most of the curricula revolve around student internships on campus or local newspapers, with course materials reflecting student/faculty reactions to current events; and a majority (78%) of Canadian journalism graduates in 1976 secured journalism-related jobs. That Canadian journalism schools stress previous journalism experience in their prospective faculty members is indicated by the fact that current faculty members at the responding schools have an average of seven years of journalistic experience. (A list of the responding schools and a copy of the questionnaire are provided.) (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada