College Media Matters names UNL College of Journalism to top 50 schools in the U.S.

A journalism industry blog places the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications on it 2013 list of the top 50 undergraduate journalism schools or programs.

Dan Reimold of College Media Matters said the list emphasizes digital programs and practical experience.

“It is strongly biased in favor of programs exciting me in the digital journalism realm,” Reimold said, “and in some way aligned with quality campus media and professional publishing opportunities.”

The UNL J school is the only journalism program in Nebraska to be accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Reimold said the programs that have received ACEJMC accreditation may be an imperfect but highly valuable metric for ensuring quality – or they must be housed within an accredited school or college.  

AEJMC has accredited 109 journalism schools or programs across the country. Nine standards must be met to receive accreditation by the ACEJMC, which are: mission, governance and administration; curriculum and instruction; diversity and inclusiveness; full-time and part-time faculty; scholarship: research, creative and professional activity; student services; resources, facilities and equipment; professional and public service; and assessment of learning outcomes.

College Media Matters is a web-based resource for news and commentary about college media and is sponsored by Associated Collegiate Press.

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