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Paper submitted to the Radio-Television Journalism Division 2004 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Convention Toronto.

This study was conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Mass Communications, in conjunction with the Radio-Television News Directors Association and Foundation and the Associated Press Managing Editors.

Date of Submission

July 2014


This study, based on an Internet survey of 317 educational administrators, television news executives, newspaper editors and online executives during first quarter 2004, contrasts views about preparation of students for current and future jobs by showing gaps between what employers’ value most in job applicants and what educational programs are providing. Second, it addresses newsroom challenges that are shaping the industry and journalism education.

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VCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture Faculty Presentations