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California Press Foundation to conduct survey about journalism education programs

The California Press Foundation, in partnership with the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Journalism Department, is building the Journalism Education Census (see info below), and we would greatly appreciate JACC’s participation. We’ll be launching the Community College survey portion of the project in November. We have developed an extensive database of journalism and news media educators at all levels from throughout the state.

What is the Journalism Education Census?

A survey of journalism teachers and media advisers throughout the state, asking about their schools’ journalism education programs and student publications. The survey is part of a unique and innovative workforce preparedness plan aimed at sustaining the state’s journalism and its news and information industries.

What will be done with the data?

The data will be used to create the first-ever open-source statewide database of journalism programs and publications. The project is envisioned as a vehicle for training and hiring the next generation workforce for the California news industry, and has the support of the California News Publishers Association.

To learn more about the census, read the story here. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at linda.s.bowen@csun.edu, or reach out to our project’s principal researcher, at darleen.principe@csun.edu.

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