I. PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Department of Journalism, part of the School of Communication, offers
the BA degree in journalism with three areas of concentration: print journalism,
broadcast journalism, and public relations. Courses offered represent
the traditional journalism program with emphasis on news writing, public
affairs reporting, editorial writing, publication layout and journalism
law and ethics. The public relations concentration includes courses on
writing for public relations.
The department is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education
in Journalism and Mass Communication. It is a leader in its emphasis on
ethics and quality writing. More than half of its classes are "writing-intensive,
and most call for more writing than that designation requires.
Faculty interests include ethics in journalism, international news coverage
with an emphasis on Asia and the Pacific, global trends on privacy issues
in data transmission, and the press and society.
II. COORDINATION OF COLLECTING RESPONSIBILITIES
The department shares with the Communication department materials in
general communication, mass media, and international communication. There
is some reliance on the Law Library for publications on legal aspects
of mass media.
III. GUIDELINES TO MATERIALS COLLECTED OR EXCLUDED
Mainly English with some vernacular Asian and Pacific
languages collected by those area collections.
Primarily current practice and future trends, but
with selective interests in the history of journalism, including the history
of major newspapers.
Mainly the United States, Asia, and the Pacific. There
is limited interest in Europe and other areas of the globe.
Date of Publication:
The emphasis is on current materials; retrospective
materials are added only to cover gaps or to support new courses or faculty.
Types/Formats of Material Collected:
Monographs and journals make
up the majority of materials collected. Microforms of early newspapers
are obtained. Dissertations are purchased at the specific request of faculty.
Media are added through the Wong AV Center. Electronic resources may be
available in a number of formats, including online, CD-ROM, or other digital
Practice and methodology of journalism; textbooks and
popular approaches only selectively; history of journalism is widely acquired
as are issues of censorship and government regulation of the press. The
effects of media technology on news operations, media management, and
privacy issues in data transmission are of increasing importance. Materials
on general writing techniques and on the unique aspects of journalism
writing are collected.
Major Microform Holdings:
The library has retrospective runs of
major American newspapers.
Date Compiled: 7/01 Compiler: Vicky Lebbin