File RG 95.02.07 - Review of Journalism

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Review of Journalism

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[formerly] Ryerson Review of Journalism.

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RG 95.02.07

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  • 1984- (Creation)
    School of Journalism

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55 cm of published materials

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In 1949 Journalism and Publishing was offered during the 1949-1950 school year as a second year option by the School of Graphic Arts and in April, 1950 Ryerson Principal H.H. Kerr announced the introduction of a three-year diploma course in Journalism and Publicity. In 1950-51 two streams offered by the School of Graphic Arts- “Journalism and Publicity” and “Publishing and in 1951-52 three streams offered by School of Graphic Arts: “Practical Journalism,” “Printing and Publishing” and “Printing and Management.” In 1959-60 “Journalism” and “Print Management” split into two distinct academic programmes, although headed by the same director. In 1965-66 the Communications Department formed under Ted Schrader- grouped together Journalism, RTA, Photographic Arts and Graphic Arts Management and in 1970-71 the Communications Department was discontinued. That Department became the Division of Applied Arts. In April, 1972 Academic Standards Council approved degree status for Journalism, granting a Bachelor of Applied Arts and in Oct. 20, 1989 Academic Council approves adding a fourth year to the Journalism program. In 2000 the degree named changed from a Bachelor of Applied Arts to the Bachelor of Journalism.

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Started in the Spring of 1984 as a yearly publication by the School of Journalism, it became a twice yearly publication in 1995 with Spring and Summer editions. In 2011 it switched to summer and winter editions. In 2013 the RRJ began publishing only one edition again. The editors of the journal are all Ryerson Students.

In May of 2021 a renaming committee recommended that the names of both the Ryersonian and the Ryerson Review of Journalism should be changed. The School Council unanimously approved these motions. Ryerson was removed from the name of the magazine. The Spring 2022 edition was the first with the new name "Review of Journalism".

These changes are in line with the University's announcement of its intention to change the name of the University, which occurred in Spring 2022 - Toronto Metropolitan University. This change was one of 22 recommendations put forward by the Standing Strong Taskforce whose mandate was to to develop principles to guide commemoration at the university and to respond to the history and legacy of Egerton Ryerson within the context of the university’s values.

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