#EdShift Chat: Pros and Cons of J-School Accreditation

    by Melissa DiPento
    May 23, 2017
    Photo by Faustin Tuyambaze / (CC0 1.0)

    Journalism has changed, and so must the the higher education institutions that prepare students for future jobs in the field.

    The accreditation process is coming into question more, as notable programs like The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley journalism graduate school recently dropped their accreditor. While some see accreditation impeding innovation at their journalism schools, others believe this status provides a benefit to students and educators, alike.

    Join MediaShift for a Twitter conversation about the pros and cons of journalism accreditation on Wednesday, May 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern / 12 noon Central / 10 a.m. Pacific Time.


    Participants include: Carrie Brown of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Tamara Zellers Buck of Southeast Missouri State University, Barry Hollander of the University of Georgia, Kevin Lerner of Marist College, and Paul Parsons of Elon University. #EdShift’s Melissa DiPento will moderate the event.


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