Questioning the Western Approach to Training

March 2011
Nieman Reports;Spring2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p38
The article examines how Western countries are implementing training for international or "world journalism." It discusses the concept of scientific journalism and recent efforts to teach Western-style news reporting on a global scale. The author infers that the development of American journalism education aims to aspire for a professional status that is similar to law or medicine. The author infers that insisting on scientific journalism alone serves to contradict the dynamic nature and appeal of mainstream journalistic works. INSET: Media Assistance on the Global Stage.


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