The article offers demographic, professional, and educational information about directors, assistant directors, chairs, and heads of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC)-accredited journalism programs, in an effort to provide a complete profile of these individuals .The directors, assistant directors, chairs, and heads of ACEJMC-accredited programs are overwhelmingly white, male, and senior faculty. Their undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts degree in an area of communications. Their graduate degrees consist of a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The field of study for their highest degree is in an area of communications. The Ph.D. is the most common final degree; however, 15 of the 68 respondents have a master's degree as their highest degree. This group tends to have significant amounts of higher education experience and substantial professional media experience. Only three of the 15 have less than 10 years experience in higher education, with six having more than 20 years' experience. Only two of the 15 have less than five years professional media experience, but nine of the 15 have between six and 20 years' experience.
Applegate, E., Oneal, D., & Blake, K. (2001). “Taking care of business”: A study of administrators at ACEJMC-accredited journalism programs. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 30(2), 83–93.