REVIEW: Noted: Refreshed digital journalism education mission needed

Keywords: citizen journalism, crowd sourcing, data journalism, digital media, journalism education, research, reviews


Br(e)aking the News: Journalism, Politics and New Media, edited by Janey Gordon, Paul Rowinski and Gavin Stewart. Berne, Switzerland: Peter Lang AC. 2013. 308 pages. ISBN 978-3-034-3090-4-2

TWO DECADES ago, United States media ecologist Neil Postman posed critical questions about the ‘mission of education’ in his book The End of Education. Detailing the failings of American education faced with encroaching corporate and managerial strategies that did not tackle the real problem—an ‘identity crisis’—he ironically heralded the coming challenges over journalism education. It has outgrown the rationales of the past.


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Author Biography

David Robie, Pacific Media Centre - AUT

Editor of Pacific Journalism Review and Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism

School of Communication Studies

Auckland University of Technology


Postman, N. (1996). The end of education. New York, NY: Vintage Books.
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How to Cite
Robie, D. (2017). REVIEW: Noted: Refreshed digital journalism education mission needed. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 23(1), 276-277.

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