Knight Foundation publica estudo sobre o futuro do ensino do jornalismo

Escrito em Fevereiro 21, 2015 - Na categoria Ensino do jornalismo | Comente

ABSOLUTAMENTE indispensável: Above & Beyond – Looking at the Future of Journalism Education. Um excerto:

Legacy journalism schools have long taught “the basics?: newswriting, reporting, editing, law, history and ethics. Content courses have been delivered in large lecture, typically by tenured faculty with academic degrees; skills courses have been taught by an array of instructors, including graduate students, working or retired professionals, and depending upon the institution, full-time faculty. Occasionally, new specializations such as computer-assisted reporting or citizen journalism have prompted flurries of conference presentations and professional training seminars. But for the most part, faculty have been comfortable teaching what they know, semester after semester, year after year, decade after decade.

Those times are behind us. Today, many faculty acknowledge that it’s all but impossible to teach the tenets of a digital-first news culture they have neither experienced nor studied. At a 2014 conference of journalism educators, one faculty member pleaded for help. “Why don’t the foundations just give us the resources we need to retrain us all?? she suggested. But training for the new environment isn’t an event; it’s a never-ending process. And many faculty have neither the energy nor the capacity to recalibrate their careers and take on that kind of continuous challenge.

In fact, a full 39 percent of journalism educators in a 2013 Poynter Institute study acknowledged that their programs are not keeping up with the changing industry.

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