Credibility Resides at the Core of Teaching Journalism

Folkerts, Jean
September 2007
Nieman Reports;Fall2007, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p73
The article focuses on teaching journalism, which involves adjusting to the new rules of the practice and getting students to think in digital ways. Washington and Lee University has introduced journalism education in the United States 150 years ago. The university ignited an enduring debate about the appropriate balance between a university education and on-the-job training. The growing influence of broadcast media as educators regard radio and television as vital forms of journalism and as schools expanded to include multiple forms of mass communication, was the most noticeable change in journalism education.


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