A recently published article by Elin Gardeström problematizes the history of journalism education by following its development in Sweden. Gardeström analyzes how different forces interacted in the discussion surrounding journalism education before and after the educational program for journalists was established in late 1950s. What were the underlying conflicts in these discussions and debates?
The history of journalism education is often presented as a tale of progress but Gardeström describes it as “a struggle between interest groups, as a tale about the journalistic trade gradually losing control over its education.”
Article is available here. (abstract public)
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