Getting The Story: An Exploration Of Literary Journalism At ACEJMC-Accredited Schools

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Carolyn Edy Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Literary journalism strives to engage readers through vivid storytelling without forsaking truth or journalistic integrity. While several professional organizations in the United States offer narrative training for journalists, the extent of coursework offered to journalism students at the college level is unknown. No information is available as to how many journalism schools or departments in the United States have added narrative courses to their curricula, nor how such courses are taught. This exploratory study is a first step toward filling that gap, by surveying journalism programs that have been accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Additional Information

Edy, C. (2009). "Getting the Story: A Study of the State of Literary Journalism in the American Academy," in Literary Journalism: The Newsletter of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies 3, 4, Fall 2009.
Language: English
Date: 2009
journalism, media studies, communication, narrative training

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