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ARTICLE: Journalism job postings demand an increasing repertoire of skills

The required skill sets for people working in journalism are continually expanding. At the same time, career prospects of journalism students exceed the usual meanings of “journalism” work. Deb Halpern Wenger and Jason Cain of the University of Mississippi, and Lynn C. Owens of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (authors not in … Continued


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ARTICLE: Journalism students receive inconsistent trauma training

Journalists often encounter traumatizing events, or victims thereof, in their work. These encounters can cause reporters to develop to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and cause additional damage to the already-traumatized victims. Hence journalism students should be prepared to recognize and deal with trauma – but are they receiving this training? Gretchen Dworznik, of Kent … Continued


ARTICLE: Journalism training in the age of social media and convergence

Courses in online journalism focused on news writing and reporting can be considered among the most effective vehicles for introducing students to media convergence and journalism 2.0, write Ainara Larrondo Ureta, Simón Peña Fernández, both of University of the Basque Country. This study explores a pedagogical model used in a course offered by Faculty of Social Sciences … Continued


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ARTICLE: Status of journalism education in the Arab World

How do journalism education programs in the Arab World differ from each other? Eisa Al Nashmi of Kuwait University, Mariam F. Alkazemi of Gulf University for Science and Technology, and Wayne Wanta of the University of Florida, explored the current status of journalism and mass communication education from ten journalism programs in United Arab Emirates, … Continued


ARTICLE: What moves journalism students to study journalism in Serbia?

According to self-determination theory individuals can be either intrinsically motivated (do something because it is inherently interesting) or extrinsically motivated (do something because it leads to a separable outcome), writes Ivanka Pjesivac, of University of Georgia. The study explores these motivations among journalism students in Serbia and tests their impact on the willingness to work in … Continued


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ARTICLE: Too much focus on technology in journalism education?

With a constantly changing industry, a challenge for journalism educators is how to prepare future journalists with the skills they need. Patrick Ferrucci, of the University of Colorado Boulder, interviewed 29 full-time veteran digital journalists in the United States to find out how they perceive current journalism education and the skills of new entrants to … Continued


Roles, values and qualifications of journalism teachers – Nico Drok interview

VIDEO: Roles, values and qualifications of journalism teachers

Nico Drok, Professor of Media and Civil Society at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands, talked to us about his ongoing research project. Drok is researching the roles, values, and qualifications of future journalists, focusing on journalism teachers. He also talks about his current interests: the Worlds of Journalism study, media habits of … Continued


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ARTICLE: Indian journalism education faces challenges

In India, journalism education is offered by hundreds of institutions, and approximately 30 000 aspiring journalists study the craft at any given time. Despite its popularity, the field still faces strong cross-pressures, Sanjay Parthasarathy Bharthur, of University of Hyderabad, writes. The technical skills of Indian journalism graduates have increased, Bharthur writes, while their capacity to … Continued


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ARTICLE: Competencies of a good interviewer

Serena Carpenter, Anthony Cepak & Zhao Peng, all of Michigan State University, investigated the rarely studied topic of interviewing. Researchers interviewed nine experienced journalists and eleven journalism educators in the United States. The results show the potential complexity of interactions that occur during interviews. The study presents 10 possible journalistic interviewing competencies: listening interaction management … Continued


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ARTICLE: Pedagogical newsrooms teach content production and help to gain deeper understanding

Pedagogical newsrooms have a dual function: content production and reflective learning. Maarit Jaakkola, of the University of Tampere, studied six curriculum-related newsrooms in the Nordic countries: Utain, Smocka, Västfronten, NetAvisen, Nettopp, and Netavisaullandhaug.no. The university-based instructors responsible for the newsrooms were interviewed for the study. The author introduces the concept of the pedagogical newsroom (PN). … Continued