Journalists for the 21st Century: Tendencies of Professionalization Among First-Year Students in 22 Countries

Journalists for the 21st Century: Tendencies of Professionalization Among First-Year Students in 22 Countries

by Slavko Splichal, Colin Sparks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0893919543

ISBN-13: 9780893919542

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

This book reports the results of a comparative survey of journalism students in university-level institutions in 22 countries of the major world regions. The survey and analysis are guided by a critical discussion of concepts of journalistic professionalism and the role played by education and training in developing such ideas. The book explores the origins and

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This book reports the results of a comparative survey of journalism students in university-level institutions in 22 countries of the major world regions. The survey and analysis are guided by a critical discussion of concepts of journalistic professionalism and the role played by education and training in developing such ideas. The book explores the origins and motivations of students, and the ambitions they have as future journalists. The students had three different concepts of the role of the press: the enlightenment model in which the prime functions is to educate and inform; the power model, ensuring the views of socially powerful groups are publicized; and the entertainment model, which provides the audience with distractions. With a strong desire for professional status, they believe that the form of media ownership dominant in their own society is a major threat to press freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893919542
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Communication and Information Science Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
Pt. IThe Fate and the Situation of Journalism as a Profession
2Who Counts as a Journalist?17
3Is Journalism (Becoming) a Profession?33
4The Status of Journalism: Autonomy, Ethics and Education45
Pt. IIPerceptions of Journalistic Careers Among First-Year Journalism Students in 22 Countries
5Survey Design and Data Collection57
6The Global Context: Freedom of the Press and Pressures Upon Journalists77
7Student Ambitions and Journalistic Realities104
8Choosing Journalism: Students' Background, Motivations, and Expectations129
9Professional Qualities and Demands on Modern Journalists147
10Conclusion179
Appendix: The English-Language Version of the Questionnaire187
References197
Author Index203
Subject Index207

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