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MediAnali : International scientific journal of media, journalism, mass communication, public relations, culture and society, Vol.3 No.5 February 2009. -

Journalism training must not only equip students with the practical skills

essential for their career, but must also show students how journalism -participates in the

production and circulation of meaning-. -Journalism studies- is not an irrelevance to the

trained journalist, or even a desirable add-on – it is an essential element of journalistic

training. A journalist without an understanding of the history, values and ideology of

her profession is an illiterate journalist. The consequences of the internet for journalism

and journalism education could be disastrous. We must also be able to trust the

information we are given – and in order to do that we need a new generation of

ethically-conscious, well-trained journalists for the challenges faced by the new online

environment. Those journalists must be prepared to be adaptable, which requires more

than producing journalists to meet the perceived skill gaps of today-s environment. The

challenge for journalism educators is to be equally adaptable. The industry is asking and

expecting a great deal of both educators and students. Most crucially, employers must

recognise that training cannot be left to the universities alone.

Journalism; Education; Training; Skill; Technology; Information

Autor: Mick Temple -



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