Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Who's Steering the Ship?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Stop the presses: Journalism and Mass Communication schools are run predominantly by older white males, at least according to a recent study released by the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. This despite the fact that two-thirds of j-school student enrollees are female.

The Knight-funded survey of 165 JMC administrators found that 90 percent of respondents were white, 64 percent were male and their average age was 55 years old. The study was designed "to take a snapshot of the nation's JMC administrators and learn more about some of the key issues and pressures they face—among them the growing expectations to raise private funds, adaptation of their schools’ curricula in a digital world, and faculty hiring challenges."

For more data from the study:

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