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ERIC Number: ED541022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1918
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Instruction in Journalism in Institutions of Higher Education. Bulletin, 1918, No. 21
Lee, James Melvin
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Probably the chief advantage which a democracy has over other forms of government and society lies in the fact that it constitutes within itself a great school, stimulating its citizens to the acquisition of information about public affairs and training them in intelligent thinking on all subjects of public-interest. In this school the public press is to a very large extent both textbook and teacher. As a democracy advances toward its ideals the truth of these principles is increasingly apparent. As the public interests which depend on the public press for presentation and as a channel of discussion become more numerous and complex the art of making the newspaper becomes more difficult and exacting, and the need for systematic instruction in it becomes greater and more apparent. It is out of the feeling of this need that the schools of journalism and the less pretentious courses of instruction in journalism have grown up in many institutions of higher education and have become so numerous as to justify the publication of this manuscript, which has been prepared by James Melvin Lee, director of the department of journalism, New York University. This bulletin covers the following topics: (1) Washington and Lee University; (2) Opinions of eminent journalists; (3) A beginning in real technical instruction (courses at the University of Pennsylvania); (4) Informal instruction at the University of Michigan; (5) Missouri Press Association; (6) Missouri University school of journalism; (7) Courses in other institutions; (8) Course proposed by Dr. Eliot; (9) Comment by Mr. Pulitzer; (10) Textbooks on various phases of newspaper work; (11) Technical courses in journalism; and (12) Institutions offering work in journalism. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Missouri; Virginia