Journalism Education

Authored by: Beate Josephi

The Handbook of Journalism Studies

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138052888
eBook ISBN: 9781315167497
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315167497-4

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Abstract

Journalism education has undergone extensive change in the last ten years. Much of this transformation, as outlined throughout this volume, is due to the changing face of journalism and the challenges of adjusting to the proliferation of information sources and delivery on digital platforms. On the positive side, journalism education at tertiary level has largely spread around the globe (Berger & Foote, 2017), proven by the fact that worldwide almost two-thirds of journalists aged 24–40 have a degree in journalism or communication studies (WJS, 2017). This figure has to be seen in the context of almost 90 percent of all journalists holding a degree (WJS, 2017).

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