Lessons from integrated approach to journalism education

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Presentation to IAMCR2010 on the integrated journalism programme at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia.

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Lessons from integrated approach to journalism education

  1. 1. Lessons from an integrated approach to journalism education Alfred Hermida IAMCR, Braga 2010
  2. 2. Graduate Masters of Journalism <ul><li>Two-year program with three-month internship </li></ul>
  3. 3. Journalism programs Lowrey, Daniels and Becker, 2005
  4. 4. Multi-skilled <ul><li>Most respondents (78%) agreed or strongly agreed that all journalism majors should learn multiple sets of skills, such as writing, editing, TV production, digital photography, newspaper design, and Web publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Huang, et al, 2006 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Multi-skilled <ul><li>Multi-dimensional news reporting in multiple media platforms will be tomorrow's way news is presented. Therefore, dealing with media convergence in college journalism education is an urgent necessity. </li></ul><ul><li>Huang, et al, 2006 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Global trends <ul><li>Pragmatically speaking, journalism within the context of professional education and industry training means the preparation of students for a career working in news media organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Deuze, 2006 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Future needs <ul><li>It is no longer sufficient to evaluate proficiency in tasks which reflect current industry practice (crafting a news story, shooting and editing video) in line with current industry norms </li></ul><ul><li>Baines and Kennedy, 2010 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Curriculum evolution
  9. 9. Media types
  10. 12. First-person video
  11. 13. Media elements <ul><li>Slideshow </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe (text/image) </li></ul>
  12. 14. New literacies
  13. 15. Thank you <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>@hermida </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>journalism.ubc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Reportr.net </li></ul>

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