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ERIC Number: EJ1019679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
A Modest Proposal: One Way to Save Journalism and Journalism Education
John, Jeffrey Alan
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v68 n3 p282-287 Sep 2013
This essay suggests that because anyone and everyone can now be a "journalist," the standards of the field of journalism have been greatly diminished. To regain respect for the profession and retain stature in the academy, journalism education should offer an assurance of the legitimacy of journalism program graduates by recognizing only programs with appropriate personnel, infrastructure, and the financial means to assure the quality of their graduates, and then award an official appellation such as "certified" or "credentialed." Academia and the profession must join together to agree on the appropriate requirements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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