School of Journalism

Journalism Education Associations

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
This association provides resources, networking, an annual conference, and publications dedicated to enhancing education in journalism and mass communication.  Offers affiliations with 9 special interest groups and 17 divisions.  Includes a comprehensive set of non-commercial links to related sites at

JourNet:  Global Network for Professional Education in Journalism and Media.
This association is dedicated to improving journalism and media practice worldwide through better professional training associated with UNESCO’s objectives and ideals.  Complete papers from the first conference held in Newcastle, Australia, in 2004 are all posted online.

Association of Health Care Journalists.
The mission of this association is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting and writing.  Offers training, conferences, online training/modules, and related resources.

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Teaching Journalism

Journalism & Mass Communication Educator (a journal of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication).
A quarterly journal focused on teaching journalism and mass communication on both secondary and collegiate levels.  Includes articles on teaching techniques, courses, trends in curriculum design, statistical information on student enrollments and career interests, surveys and opinion polls.  Subscription required.
AEJMC Resources: Teaching Tools
Created for journalism educators, the numerous links may prove useful to those designing and teaching web-based courses. Resources range from several on issues in good and bad web design to and the Yale Web Style Manual.

Teaching Journalism in the Digital Age (Nieman Reports: The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, Vol.61, no. 3, Fall 2007).
An e-newsbook compilation of articles by faculty all over the U.S. on new ways of teaching journalism to prepare students for the demands of the digital age.

New Media Meets Campus Media,” Elizabeth Redden, in Inside Higher Ed, August 13, 2007.
Makes a case for preparing journalism students for the new media technologies they will need in the workplace; includes comments from the article’s readers.

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Syllabi and Course Materials in Journalism

Balancing Blackboard content with learning activities in BA (HONS) Journalism,” Stephen Wheeler, University of Cumbria (From MERLOT).
Course materials and assignments from a course with a blended learning environment.

America RadioWorks from American Public Media.
A large searchable collection of online documentary radio programs, both current and archived, produced by American RadioWorks.  Materials can be drawn upon for classroom use.

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Accreditation in Journalism

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications ACEJMC).
This online information center provides detailed information on accreditation guidelines, procedures, and standards; an online newsletter; and current news from the Council. “A Guide to Assessment of Student Learning in Journalism and Mass Communications,”, discusses direct and indirect measures of student learning and other issues relevant to assessment methodology.

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Michigan State University Resources in Journalism

MSU School of Journalism.

See also College of Communication Arts & Sciences General Resources.

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