Journalism, journalism education and a region's integration: The case of Southeast Asia

  • Jeremaiah M. Opiniano University of Santo Tomas
  • Aira L. Bagtas University of Santo Tomas
  • Karl C. Basco University of Santo Tomas
  • Ralph J. Hernandez University of Santo Tomas
  • Elyssa C. Lopez University of Santo Tomas
  • Michael C. Rodolfo University of Santo Tomas
  • Anne Kathleen K. Vicho University of Santo Tomas

Abstract

The 50-year-old Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is now in its third year implementing the mechanics of regional integration. How does this region-wide development affect journalism in individual countries and in the region? This qualitative research sought to find out the meaning and implications of regional integration to journalism practice and education in Southeast Asia. There is enthusiasm over developing a model on ‘ASEAN-centered journalism and journalism education’, however there are country-level realities that news organisations and journalism schools face before proceeding to even attuning reportage and journalism instruction to the needs of ASEAN.

Author Biographies

Jeremaiah M. Opiniano, University of Santo Tomas

Jeremaiah Opiniano is assistant professor and coordinator of the journalism program of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila. He is also publisher of a community news organization, The Filipino Connection (www.thefilipinoconnection.net).

Aira L. Bagtas, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism graduate Aira Leigh Bagtas (2015) is a product of the University of Santo Tomas.

Karl C. Basco, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism graduate Karl Cedrick Basco (2015) is a product of the University of Santo Tomas.

Ralph J. Hernandez, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism graduate Ralph Joshua Hernandez (2015) is a product of the University of Santo Tomas.

Elyssa C. Lopez, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism graduate Elyssa Christine Lopez (2015) is a product of the University of Santo Tomas.

Michael C. Rodolfo, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism graduate Michael Carlo Rodolfo (2015) is a product of the University of Santo Tomas.

Anne Kathleen K. Vicho, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism graduate Anne Kathleen Vicho (2015) is a product of the University of Santo Tomas.

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Published
02-11-2018

How to Cite
Opiniano, J., Bagtas, A., Basco, K., Hernandez, R., Lopez, E., Rodolfo, M., & Vicho, A. K. (2018). Journalism, journalism education and a region’s integration: The case of Southeast Asia. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 24(2), 189-217. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v24i2.28