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Industry needs and tertiary journalism education: Views from news editors

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Abstract


  • This research paper discusses the findings from a 2012 Australian Learning and Teaching Council

    (ALTC) sponsored project that canvassed the views of news editors around Australia about the

    "job readiness" of tertiary educated journalism graduates. The focus of this paper is limited to

    responses from news editors in Western Australia. Data was collected via face to face interviews

    with eleven news editors in Perth, Western Australia. The editors work in print, online, broadcast

    and television and all of them employ journalism graduates. The aim was to assess whether the

    five university based journalism programs in Perth provide graduates with the skillset prospective

    employers were seeking. Editors are uniquely placed as they employ journalism graduates as

    interns, or as full time employees when they complete their studies, and they know which

    attributes and skills will help journalism graduates to succeed. The editors, for the most part,

    agreed that there was a key role for universities in Perth to provide both an educational

    background and skills based training for people contemplating a career in journalism and early

    career journalists. There was, however, some disagreement as to what the ideal university based

    journalism program should consist of.

UOW Authors


  •   Cullen, T (external author)
  •   Tanner, Stephen J..
  •   O'Donnell, Marcus (external author)
  •   Green, Kerry (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Cullen, T., Tanner, S. J.., O'Donnell, M. & Green, K. 2014, 'Industry needs and tertiary journalism education: Views from news editors', Transformative, innovative and engaging. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Teaching Learning Forum, University of Western Australia, Australia, pp. 1-11.

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  • 11

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  • http://ctl.curtin.edu.au/events/conferences/tlf/tlf2014/refereed/cullen.pdf

Abstract


  • This research paper discusses the findings from a 2012 Australian Learning and Teaching Council

    (ALTC) sponsored project that canvassed the views of news editors around Australia about the

    "job readiness" of tertiary educated journalism graduates. The focus of this paper is limited to

    responses from news editors in Western Australia. Data was collected via face to face interviews

    with eleven news editors in Perth, Western Australia. The editors work in print, online, broadcast

    and television and all of them employ journalism graduates. The aim was to assess whether the

    five university based journalism programs in Perth provide graduates with the skillset prospective

    employers were seeking. Editors are uniquely placed as they employ journalism graduates as

    interns, or as full time employees when they complete their studies, and they know which

    attributes and skills will help journalism graduates to succeed. The editors, for the most part,

    agreed that there was a key role for universities in Perth to provide both an educational

    background and skills based training for people contemplating a career in journalism and early

    career journalists. There was, however, some disagreement as to what the ideal university based

    journalism program should consist of.

UOW Authors


  •   Cullen, T (external author)
  •   Tanner, Stephen J..
  •   O'Donnell, Marcus (external author)
  •   Green, Kerry (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Cullen, T., Tanner, S. J.., O'Donnell, M. & Green, K. 2014, 'Industry needs and tertiary journalism education: Views from news editors', Transformative, innovative and engaging. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Teaching Learning Forum, University of Western Australia, Australia, pp. 1-11.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2110&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1105

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • http://ctl.curtin.edu.au/events/conferences/tlf/tlf2014/refereed/cullen.pdf