Journalism Education

The development of journalism education in the United States initially focused on preparing students for careers in newspapers before it was disrupted first by local and network radio and television news, then cable broadcasting, and finally the Internet. Journalism and media communication (JMC) education for decades has included large numbers of students focused in the areas of public relations and advertising, but social media marketing and digital entrepreneurship have further transformed journalism education in recent years. This entry first discusses the origins of formal journalism education in the United States. It then looks at the first higher education programs, professional associations, and academic journals in the field of journalism. The entry concludes by discussing recent shifts in JMC education, including those caused by the advent ...

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