We have created a map that shows the location of over 300 journalism schools, communication schools, and journalism or communication departments at universities across the country. The data came from a list compiled by researchers at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg's Department of Journalism and Media Studies. [To obtain the kml file click here.]
We generated the map as an input to our efforts to understand local media ecosystems. Colleges, especially those with formal journalism and communications classes, can be important resources if they actively report on their local communities as is increasingly the case. In New York students at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism are reporting on Brooklyn for a New York Times-hosted blog. Students at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism are operating three hyperlocal blogs: Mission Local, Oakland North, and Richmond Confidential
The current map does not differentiate between different types of journalism programs, but doing so may enhance its use for others. We are also sure there are other useful fields we could add. What should they be? How should we map different schools and departments?
Do let us know what you think as we'll be updating the map periodically with additional information.
[For other map resources click on our maps page.]