To its credit, the ACEJMC
now includes among its criteria "instruction, whether onsite or online, is demanding and current [ACEJMC's emphasis], and is responsive to professional expectations of digital, technological and multimedia competencies." The ACEJMC
is already working to emphasize applied research that informs the practice as a criteria for tenure and accreditation.
Freedman et al., (2009) have also noticed that the model is alien to the principles and accreditation for journalism education set by the ACEJMC
. The UNESCO Model curricula, is therefore accused for West-centric focus, because it attempt shades light on the promotion of the normative approach--basing on neo-liberal or Anglo-American model.
Principles of Accreditation expand on that statement: Mission of journalism and mass communications: These professions seek to enable people to fulfill their responsibilities as citizens who mean to govern themselves.
"Think critically, creatively, and independently" sounds like a good foundation for an opinion writer, as does "write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences, and purposes they serve." But beyond requiring that graduates be able to critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style, and grammatical correctness, ACEJMC
doesn't prescribe that an accredited J-school include instruction on opinion writing.
Student demand explains another paradox of journalism education at state institutions these days: Though budget cutting threatens the scope and even the existence of more j-programs than ever, increasing numbers of j-schools are clamoring for the recognition that comes from ACEJMC
The Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC
) is the only organization recognized by the U.S.
For "Winds of Change," Medsger also studied six years of reports from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC
), made up of journalism educators and journalism professionals who examine schools seeking acereditation or reaccreditation.
This is further exacerbated by the various accreditation bodies for those departments: The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC
The Department of Journalism has approximately 380 undergraduates majors and 50 graduate students, including the nation's first online MA program it is accredited by ACEJMC
. Undergraduate concentrations include: Advertising, Broadcast News, Internet Journalism, Newspaper-Magazine, and Public Relations.
The first was the release of the annual survey of journalism school graduates conducted for the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC
Some team members noted that requiring nine separate public relations courses could jeopardize national (ACEJMC
) accreditation compliance guidelines for larger programs housed in journalism/mass communication departments, professional schools and colleges.
Simplistically stated, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC
) calls for journalism undergraduates in accredited programs to have 25 percent of their course work in the journalism major and 75 percent in the liberal arts.