How do the most prestigious journalism schools worldwide manage to balance classic subjects with the current industry requirements?

TitleHow do the most prestigious journalism schools worldwide manage to balance classic subjects with the current industry requirements?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Author(s)Herrera Damas, S., and J. L. Requejo Alemán
Affiliation (1st Author)Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Section or WGJournalism Research and Education Section
DateWed 26 June
Slot CodeJRE W3b
Slot Code (Keyword)JRE W3b
Time of Session14:00-15:30
RoomHG10
Session TitleInformation, Journalism Education & Industry Requirements Theme V: Generic Studies of Journalism
Submission ID7195
Abstract

The intense changes that have recently emerged with the arrival of social media greatly challenge the way in which journalism is produced today. Obviously these changes pose also a challenge for traditional journalism teaching and force their schools to revise their curricula in order to prepare their students for the current industry requirements. This paper presents the most significant results of a qualitative content analysis on the curricula offered by the leading journalism schools worldwide. The purpose is to determine the specificity of the different proposals and the main similarities between programs. Is it possible, for example, to establish a common denominator between them? How do the most prestigious journalism schools worldwide manage to balance classic subjects with the teaching of web analytics, data visualization or journalistic entrepreneurship, to name just a few? Is there still some space for traditional journalism writing, for ethics, or for public opinion? The required multimedia journalist as someone capable of multiplying the quality of information through several media is it already scheduled from schools? To analyze these issues, we have done some research on the study plans of the most well regarded journalism schools, according to the World Ranking Guide. Most of them are located in the United States. This is the case of the University of Missouri; Columbia University; Northwestern University; California at Berkeley; University of Texas at Austin; The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; New York University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Florida; University of Southern California; University of Iowa; Indiana University; George Washington University; University of Maryland; University of Wisconsin; University of Kansas; Ohio University; Syracuse University; The University of Georgia or Arizona State University. UK also host some of the most renowned journalism schools, such as the ones at the Nottingham Trent University; University of Westminster; University of Leeds; University for the Creative Arts; University of Kent Centre for Journalism; Cardiff School of Journalism and Media Studies; Sheffield University; The London School of Journalism or King's College London. In order to expand the geographic scope, we have also studied the programs offered by the School of Journalism at Edith Cowan University, in Australia, and also the one from the University of British Columbia, in Canada.

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