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ERIC Number: EJ984739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
Reputation Cycles: The Value of Accreditation for Undergraduate Journalism Programs
Blom, Robin; Davenport, Lucinda D.; Bowe, Brian J.
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v67 n4 p392-406 Dec 2012
Accreditation is among various outside influences when developing an ideal journalism curriculum. The value of journalism accreditation standards for undergraduate programs has been studied and is still debated. This study discovers views of opinion leaders in U.S. journalism programs, as surveyed program directors give reasons for being accredited or not. The most important reason for schools with, or obtaining, accreditation is reputation enhancement. But many directors question accreditation's value. Some perceive the cap on journalism credits that students can take as a limitation of student development and a hindrance to responding to increasing media industry convergence. (Contains 1 table and 46 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States