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Part 1 — Professionalization of Journalism. Many occupations require
licensing; for example, doctors, lawyers, architects, and accountants
must be licensed in all 50 states. To qualify, one must graduate from
an accredited university and pass a rigorous board examination. A
license doesn’t guarantee a doctor, lawyer, architect, or accountant
will be competent. However, licensing prevents a plumber from operating
on a person, a homemaker from arguing in court, a dog groomer from
designing a building, or a student from maintaining the books of a
Is it no less important that those entrusted with reporting world
events be licensed? Reporters should not be allowed to call themselves
journalists unless they graduate from an accredited university with a
degree in journalism (including at least one course in journalism
ethics and one course in communications and media law) and pass a
rigorous board examination.