Collection Development Statement Journalism 


. Purpose of Collection

To support journalism courses taught in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

. User Population (Curricular and Program Needs)

Students taking journalism courses, students working on The Bulletin and yearbook.  Students interested in writing papers on journalism.

History of Collection (Collection Characteristics)

Existing Strengths and Weaknesses

Collecting Priorities (include retention strategies)

Materials related to print journalism, newspaper writing and editing.  History of print journalism and photojournalism.  Press freedom and freedom of information also purchased.

Selection Process and Tools

. Particular vendors

. Specific Selection Guides

  • Guide made available by the University of Iowa Journalism Library

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • American Society of Newspaper Editors

  • Poynter Institution

. Publishers to be Aware of in this Subject