Press: Too Many Schools

There are too many schools of journalism in the U.S. and most of them are far from good enough. This was the conclusion reached by a report issued last week by the National Council on Professional Education for Journalism—a council whose chief mover is the dean of one of the best schools, Kenneth Olson of Northwestern University.

The 32 schools which belong—by invitation only—to the American Association of Schools and Departments of Journalism consider themselves quite plausibly the Class A of their field. Their faculty members must have five years of practical journalistic experience. All have completely equipped city rooms, reporting and...

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