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ERIC Number: EJ1141746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
Words Du Jour: An Analysis of Traditional and Transitional Course Descriptors at Select J-Schools
Spillman, Mary; Kuban, Adam J.; Smith, Suzy J.
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v72 n2 p198-211 Jun 2017
Journalism education may be at a tipping point. It is unclear, however, what new form curricula might take. Through an analysis of individual course titles and descriptions that appeared in the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalogs of 68 selected universities, this exploratory study finds that most departments/schools are not offering classes that reflect pedagogical approaches recently promoted in professional literature (e.g., hospital model, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship) nor are they responding to calls for greater integration between the classroom and industry via quasi-professional experiences. Journalism programs are, instead, relying on historically recognized and accepted models--such as practicum and capstone.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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