Journalism Education, Training and Employment by Bob Franklin, Donica Mensing

By Bob Franklin, Donica Mensing

During this era of swift and important swap in journalistic practices, journalism educators are re-examining their very own career and contributing to the discovery of recent types and practices. This edited quantity of reports via revered foreign students describes the varied matters journalism educators are grappling with and the adjustments they're making in objective and perform. The e-book is geared up into 3 sections -- schooling, education and employment – that discover universal themes:

  • How the assumptions embedded in journalism schooling are being tested and revised within the gentle of transformative alterations in communique;
  • How the definitions of journalism and reporters are broadening in scope and what this implies for educators;
  • How newsrooms and coaching courses world wide are being re-examined and made extra effective.

An introductory essay and part summaries offer context for the 13 chapters that represent the gathering. The part on journalism schooling explores basic methods educators are searching for to make their associations and practices enhanced and extra responsive. The part on education contains case reports of journalism education courses in sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, Sweden and the U.S. the ultimate part examines the task customers and employment marketplace for journalism scholars with facts from the united states, U.K, Australia, and Sweden.

The scope of concerns thought of within the ebook makes it a necessary source for journalism students from world wide, in addition to doctoral scholars, journalism and conversation directors in universities, businesses that fund journalism education courses, and practitioners attracted to figuring out employment and schooling traits.

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Dickson, Thomas (2000) Mass Media Education in Transition: Preparing for the 21st Century, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Fallows, James (1997) Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy, New York: Vintage Books. org/2009/06/22/you-can-make-albany-today-alive/, accessed 20 August 2009. Gaunt, Philip (1992) Making the Newsmakers: International Handbook on Journalism Training, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. html, accessed 20 August 2009. Henry, Neil (2009) “Open Forum: Journalism Students Lead Way,” SFGate.

As Carey (2000) describes the process, using the university to teach journalism as a profession required professors to fi rst create the profession and then teach it: If journalism was a profession, then it must have a history. The task of journalism professors was to write that history in a way that would demonstrate why journalism deserved a place in the university. Similarly, if journalism was a profession, then it must have a code of ethics or at least an enlightened sense of the First Amendment.

There’s an intellectual crisis in journalism, which creates an opening for those of us who do “journalism” in a university setting. . following Jim Carey as he follows John Dewey, I can say we need to experiment with a new alignment between journalism education and the university; between the J-school and the society, especially the media; and between the teaching of journalism and practicing journalists. INDUSTRY-CENTERED JOURNALISM EDUCATION From its earliest conceptions, journalism education has been about training students to work in professional news organizations.

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