Calling Dr. Woodstein: KU announces journalism PhD

As if you didn’t have enough debt, KU has announced plansapproved by the Board of Regents – to add a “a doctor of philosophy in journalism and mass communications.”

The University Daily Kansan reports:

The Ph.D. program will require 55 credit hours and builds on the Master of Science degree already offered at the journalism school. It will focus on the issues around the application of media in society.

Students will explore three bases of inquiry: media technology, media and society and business aspects of media. This will train them to deal with issues surrounding the rapidly changing structure of traditional media. Within the program, students have the freedom to study specific questions related to media and business practices.

So you can ponder layoffs and press releases.

We were one of the first schools in the country with an undergrad implementation on how to tell stories in a new era. This program will build on that,” said Dean Ann Brill.

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