ERIC Number: ED169528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Look at Journalism Reviews.
Devoted primarily to the criticism of news media, the journalism review model established in Chicago in 1968 was followed in the next five years by about 25 other journalism reviews across the country. While these reviews vary in format and policy, a recent survey indicated that the majority of them originate from journalist groups, operate independently and on limited budgets, and focus totally on print journalism. Some of the obstacles faced by journalism reviews include the small size of the journalistic community, the negative attitudes of the publishers and editors, the self-righteous bias of the reporters involved in the publication, and the need for a framework based on scientific theory and a philosophy of social communication. In spite of these shortcomings, the journalism reviews have exposed the problems of the press and have provided a forum of communication for media audiences, reporters, and editors. If these publications are to survive, it appears that their association with a university is desirable in that it imposes moderation, offers professional monitoring, and provides monetary assistance through foundation grants and prestige advertising. (MAI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Freedom of Information Center, Columbia, MO.