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Knowledge versus experience: Indicator to good journalism practices

Ismail, Awan and Ismail, Rizalawati (2017) Knowledge versus experience: Indicator to good journalism practices. Jurnal Komunikasi/ Malaysian Journal of Communication, 33 (4). pp. 142-158. ISSN 2289-1528

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Abstract

Globally, journalism education is undergoing significant changes in view of the ongoing technological evolution. Hence, it is important to have good journalism education that can shape good journalism practices and professionalism. In recognition of this, the Council for Heads of Communication Studies (COHEC) in Malaysia has mapped out a framework for journalism education to be offered by Malaysian universities (COHEC, 2010). However, COHEC study was very brief and did not underline what makes good journalism practice. Therefore, this study seeks to identify the knowledge, experience, and skills needed in Malaysian journalism education. To this end, this study conducted in-depth interviews with senior practitioners – senior editors and chief editors - from media organisations in Malaysia. Findings show the importance of knowledge, experience, skills, and attitude needed for good journalism practices. The findings also acknowledged that journalism knowledge is as important as experience and debunked the old testimony that knowledge can be practiced on the job and no formal journalism education is needed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6399/61014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Journalism education, knowledge, experience, skills, attitude, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P87 Communication. Mass media
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Rizalawati Ismail
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 16:21
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 16:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61014

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