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Landscape, identity and challenges of journalism education in Malaysia

Ismail, Awan and Ismail, Rizalawati (2016) Landscape, identity and challenges of journalism education in Malaysia. In: 4th World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) : Identity and Integrity in Journalism Education, 14th-16th July 2016, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

Journalism is a very popular subject has been taught in Malaysia for more than 40 years. Advances in technology and changes in the media landscape today are influencing the way that future Malaysian journalists will work. As a profession, journalism generally operates under constraints coming derived from political, economic, social, cultural and technological developments. There should be a good balance between practice and contextual knowledge in studying journalism. Many journalism scholars (see Comrie, 2003; Deuze, 2006; Reese & Cohen, 2000) agree that journalism education should prepare students by providing knowledge (education) and skills (training) to reflect best practices. This study has three objectives: (1) to describe the journalism education landscape in Malaysia; (2) to investigate the Malaysian national identity as portrayed in journalism practices; and (3) to identify values that integrate the knowledge and skills needed by Malaysian journalism students. Weaver and Wilhoit (1996 in Deuze, 2006) claimed that studying the work of media professionals can help prepare students for career in news media organizations. Using the qualitative in-depth interviews as a method of inquiry, this study is based on interviews lasting 30-40 minutes with prominent media educators, journalists and editors working in Malaysian mainstream media and news agencies. Findings from this study portray the landscape, identity and challenges of journalism education in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6399/57558
Uncontrolled Keywords: Journalism Education, Challenges, Journalism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Rizalawati Ismail
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 09:23
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 19:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57558

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