Journalism Education in Countries with Limited Media Freedom

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Beate Josephi
Peter Lang, 2010 - Education - 263 pages
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Since the 1990s journalism education programs have expanded exponentially around the world, but media freedom has not. Globally comparative, this edited volume assesses journalism education and the challenging environment in which it is delivered in countries with a partly free or not free status according to global press freedom. The countries covered include China, Singapore, Cambodia, Palestine, Oman, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil, Russia, Romania, and Croatia.
Contributors demonstrate through careful analysis that wealthy nations are able to set the terms of their journalism education while less affluent countries are more open to the influence of foreign NGOs. Although this book evidences the disconnection between what is taught and what can be practiced, it also illustrates the degree to which journalism education can be an agent of change.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Preparing to Work
33
Educating Journalists in a World of Poverty
53
Production Congestion
73
Politically Hazed
115
The Challenges for Kenyas Journalism Education
137
Aspects of Journalism Education in Brazil
175
Development
235
Conclusions
253
Subject Index
261
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The Editor: Beate Josephi is Coordinator of the Masters courses in the School of Communication and Arts at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. Her research is in journalism, journalism education, media history, and political communication. She has published widely in journals as well as contributing chapters to international volumes on journalism. This book grew out of her work as former chair of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Journalism Research and Education section. She is now a member on the Executive Board of IAMCR.

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