What really matters in assessing the quality of a j-school?
Pascal Guenee, a prof from Paris, gives this example: “An accreditation body might say that if you have 120 computers for 150 students, that’s satisfactory. But my students would say that’s not enough.”
In short, it depends on whose point of view you take. For students, the excellence of a j-school might not coincide 100% with what others say. For university administrators putting a premium on traditional research, excellence is something else.
And, of course, the media industry, will have its own perspective.
This refers to my research articles on the subject
Towards defining “potential centres of excellence” in African journalism training. Paper submitted to World Journalism Educators Congress, Singapore, July 2007.