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School of Mass Communication seeks accreditation following new curriculum changes

September 14, 2012

The School of Mass Communication within the College of Social Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans has recently revised its curriculum in order to seek accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. ACEJMC is the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities.

Changes go into effect this fall and include the addition of videography, capstone courses for public relations, journalism and advertising and a senior seminar in ethics. Every student is required to have at least one internship, and the new curriculum recommends up to three.

According to Sonya Duhé, Ph.D., director of Loyola’s School of Mass Communication, the changes ensure that the school is adapting its curriculum to meet the demands of the ever-evolving mass communication industry, while at the same being grounded in the liberal arts.

“We are poised for the future of the mass communications industry. Our students are entering a digital world where they must be able to work across multiple platforms including print, broadcast, online and social media,” Duhé said. “With this revised curriculum, Loyola graduates can walk out our doors and be prepared for any professional newsroom, public relations firm or ad agency.”

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