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Journalism Education in the 21st century: A thematic analysis of the research literature

Solkin, L. (2020). Journalism Education in the 21st century: A thematic analysis of the research literature. Journalism, 23(2), pp. 444-460. doi: 10.1177/1464884920977299


In reviewing the academic literature of the past 20 years on Journalism Education, this paper seeks to develop a thematic analysis of key debates and discourses. Based on a sample of over 300 separate published contributions (books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers) this article explores more traditional debates, theory vs practice and profession vs craft, together with their development into the 21st century. This article also focuses on newer additions to the literature including proposals for new topics, such as entrepreneurship, new models or metaphors such as the idea of the teaching hospital, as well as issues which are emerging from the diversity of Journalism Education practices across the globe. The article concludes with some general recommendations regarding future research activity in this domain.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright the authors, 2020.
Publisher Keywords: Thematic, education, globalisation, innovation, international/transnational journalism, Journalism (Profession)
Subjects: L Education > LA History of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
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