[AEJMC Newspaper Division list] Beyond the name change
JOHN B ZIBLUK
JZIBLUK at astate.edu
Fri Jul 25 20:10:28 CDT 2008
I read the Alterman column with an all-too-familiar sigh:
* heavy sigh *
I have read too many columns like that over the past year.
Rather than wring our hands for another few years, i think we can do a better job than we have been doing looking forward.
What kind of careers can our students look forward to? Just who are our students? What will their focus be? What skills and understandings will they need? What kind of scholarship will help us bring context and understanding to it all?
The newspaper division (or whatever we call it) may have a lot to offer, not just to the academy, but to the industry, to our students and to our audiences. Some folks are doing a good job moving forward. Mark Glaser of PBS media shift provides a far-from-exhaustive list of some schools, programs and consortiums that are wrestling with all this:
More general reference from Glaser:
I hope the division can move beyond the name change whatever it's denouement. The name-change issue is essentially cosmetic. As any cosmetic, it is but a cover or veneer. We need to look at what;s underneath that cosmetic Potemkin Village facade to provide solid structures underneath.
John B. (Jack) Zibluk, Ph.D.
Arkansas State University
Department of Journalism
P.O. Box 1930
State University, AR 72467
From: news-list-bounces at aejmc.net on behalf of Bob Stepno
Sent: Thu 7/24/2008 11:39 AM
To: Creedon, Pamela J
Cc: Members Newspaper Division
Subject: Re: [AEJMC Newspaper Division list] Beyond the name change
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 7:40 AM, Creedon, Pamela J
<pam-creedon at uiowa.edu> wrote:
> Maybe AEJMC or
> ASJMC can find a way to link the e-mails to their websites-or even find a
> way to get it in print beyond the Newspaper Division!
Pam & friends,
Point people, pundits and posterity to the full discussion, already
linked to the Newspaper Division Web site at
Or it can be directly accessed at the multithreaded list archive for
July. No passwords required for non-subscribers to read.
This "tinyurl" version of that address should survive the most
persnickety e-mail programs:
You also can download the full discussion as a single text file, but
printed out -- including all the repeated "quoted" blocks -- the
discussion is already 170 pages!
(Zipped text here:
mild-mannered division web editor http://aejmc.net/newspaper
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