referenced in this chapter. In addition, the NCA recently appointed a task force to examine the possibilities and limits of distance education to the field.
In a recent volume, Krendl, Warren, and Reid ( 1997) reviewed the possibilities of distance learning in media programs and identified important issues. Likewise, A. Rubin and R. Rubin ( 1997) looked at information-gathering skills important for students in both media and communication education programs. Christ, McCall, Rakow, and Blanchard ( 1997) discussed the benefits of integrated communication programs where channel-specific concerns are less important and pooling instructional resources benefits both the department and student learning alike. Current efforts seem to be pointed at showing how media and communication programs can work together ( Christ, 1997). This is what media educators can expect in the future, and this is what communication education programs can expect as well.
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