IPR Joins Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) has been elected a member of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), the agency responsible for  evaluating professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities. There are 119 schools around the world accredited by ACEJMC.

We look forward to partnering with IPR to help strengthen and advance education in journalism and mass communications through ACEJMC as well as champion democratic values as the foundation of a diverse and inclusive society,” said Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA, President of ACEJMC.

ACEJMC is the agency formally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for accrediting programs. Accreditation is a rigorous process where universities and colleges must provide evidence and documentation of eight standards of excellence along with a site visit to interview, inspect facilities, and speak with faculty, staff, and students, as well as professionals who hire students.

IPR is thrilled to join this prestigious organization as advocating for high standards in programs, as this is critically important for ensuring students are well-prepared for their careers,” said Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations.

Bill Imada, co-founder and Chief Connectivity Officer of IW Group and IPR Trustee, will represent IPR on ACEJMC. Imada has been a long-time champion and advocate for students and is the founder of the National Millennial and GenZ Community.

Additional information about ACEJMC can be found at ACEJMC Council Members and ACEJMC Committee Members.


About IPR: The Institute for Public Relations is an independent, nonprofit research foundation dedicated to fostering greater use of research and research-based knowledge in corporate communication and the public relations practice. IPR is dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations.™ IPR provides timely insights and applied intelligence that professionals can put to immediate use. All research, including a weekly research letter, is available for free at instituteforpr.org.

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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