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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 The university-based instructors responsible for the newsrooms were interviewed for the study. The author introduces the concept of the pedagogical newsroom (PN). … Continued

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ARTICLE: The more Chileans study journalism, the less they want to practice it

When Chilean journalism students approach graduation, their interest in working in journalism declines, write Claudia Mellado, of Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, and Andrés Scherman, of Diego Portales University. The authors surveyed 1 985 Chilean journalism students from 14 private and public universities. Most journalism students want to work in producing journalism, but their proportion … Continued


CFP | 25.7. | Crossing borders in journalism training

The European Journalism Training Association’s Teacher’s Conference (EJTA-2017) is calling for presentation proposals. The conference will take place in Moscow, Russia, on the 19th and 20th of October 2017. The conference is entitled “Journalism education across borders”. The organisers have provided the following list of topics which the event seeks to discuss: Crossing academic borders: … Continued

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ARTICLE: Journalists value research more than journalism educators do

It is more common for working journalists to think academic research is important to journalism than it is for journalism educators, write John Wihbey, of Northeastern University, and Mark Coddington, of Washington and Lee University. The authors surveyed 1 521 American journalists and journalism educators over their attitudes towards academic research and statistical literacy. Majority … Continued