[FoME] DW Akademie: New publication "Standards of Journalism Education"

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Mi Aug 12 13:23:08 CEST 2015

A new publication in the Edition series International Media Studies takes 
a comparative look at standards of journalism education in the framework 
of media and development. The publication can be ordered online via the 
Vistas Verlag publishing house: 


Edition International Media Studies | 7
"Standards of Journalism Education
An International Comparative Study in the Context of Media and 

Christoph Schmidt (Ed.)

Contributing Authors:
Christoph Schmidt, Eira Martens-Edwards, Joana Cidade, Maryann Egbujor, 
Ahm Abdul Hai, Inas Abou-Youssef et.al

Training and educating journalists worldwide with an aim to promote free 
and independent media has for decades been a major aspect of media 
development cooperation. However, academic research in this area remains 
limited, especially as it relates to the status quo of journalism 
education in developing countries. The academic research project on 
International Journalism Education Standards (IJES) was initiated by DW 
Akademie's International Media Studies program with a goal to help close 
this gap. The new publication offers the research results of the IJES' 
comparative study on the standards of journalism education in four 
developing countries: Colombia, Kenya, Myanmar and Egypt.

Christoph Schmidt

Strengthening journalism training and education systems with the aim of 
enhancing free and independent media is a major field of activity of media 
development cooperation. This has been the case for many decades. Thus the 
lack of research regarding journalism education in developing countries is 
astounding. The existing research in this field can be described as 
focusing on certain industrialized countries – neither delivering much 
insight about regional differences nor the countries of the South.

The counterbalancing of Western perspectives through research in 
developing countries however, is much needed in a field like the 
development cooperation in order to assess outcomes and adjust strategies.

The academic research project on International Journalism Education 
Standards (IJES) was initiated by Deutsche Welle Akademie's International 
Media Studies program with the goal to fill part of the described research 
gaps in the field of international journalism education.

Its approach is a comparative study of four developing countries in 
different world regions: Colombia for Latin America, Kenya for Subsaharan 
Africa, Myanmar for Asia and Egypt for the Middle East. The decision for a 
comparative approach has been rewarded, since it has allowed the 
identification of some general tendencies in journalism education – such 
as a clear trend towards university-level education of journalists, for 

Furthermore, the IJES study is interdisciplinary, connecting diverse 
fields like educational sciences, development studies and international 
media systems with the area of media and communication sciences.

The research in the countries has been conducted by researchers of the 
International Media Studies Master's Program, and in the case of Egypt, by 
a group of fellow researchers including professors and teaching assistants 
from the country itself.

To all of them, I would like to extend my gratitude for investing their 
time and passion into this research project. I would also like to thank 
all of the experts who shared there knowledge with us through interviews.

See also: 

More DW Akademie publications: 


Deutsche Welle
DW Akademie
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3
53113 Bonn

dw-akademie at dw.de

DW Akademie is Germany's leading organization for international media 
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