Syracuse named best j-school in NewsPro poll

Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications “easily claimed the top spot,” writes Jarre Fees, who surveyed 438 news professionals and others for the survey. It was followed by Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism; Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; University of Missouri at Columbia School of Journalism; and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. Fees writes:

A veteran journalist wanted more grammar taught, writing: “When I studied journalism, we had a writing and a grammar course every semester. The basic skills are sorely lacking in today’s communications.”

Several respondents said schools should be teaching more “digital or new media.” At the same time, a number of respondents praised journalism schools for doing just that, indicating all J-schools seem to have risen to meet that challenge in the past few years.

One reply stated schools should teach “objectivity. Too many schools are teaching advocacy journalism.”

Another subject respondents wanted J-schools to teach is plain old ethics, which was mentioned 23 times.

This issue of TV Week (PDF) also includes “The Most Powerful in Television News” rankings, with Roger Ailes on top of the list.

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  1. H. Barca said:

    After what John Lavine did to Northwestern – turning it into a P.R. mill – I can’t take this list seriously.

  2. wubbly said:

    This like arguing which turd is the brownest. These schools should all be shut down, like Colorado. There is no body of knowledge worthy of licensing professional journalists. Imagine what else you could do at age 18 with $50K other than stay up all night with a bunch of losers putting out the college rag about which no one cares. Study something useful you bums!

  3. Brad Carr said:

    Ridiculous. I did not realize that J-schools were now in a beauty competition. Worthless compilation that has absolutely no practical validity to what the real world of journalism is like.