AU Press Releases

Goodman book surveys present, future of journalism education

Global Journalism Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Innovations, edited by Alfred University Professor of Communication Studies Robyn Goodman, and co-edited by Elanie Steyn of the University of Oklahoma, will be launched April 21 at the start of the International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

The book contains articles by authors from around the world and is described as a “one-stop scholarly yet practical/approachable reference book for educators, trainers, journalists, media activists, policymakers, foundations, non-government organizations, students and others with a vested interest in quality journalism.”

“It sheds light on the emerging field of comparative journalism education worldwide by building on past research and offering conceptual, theoretical, empirical and practical insights into where the field has been, where it currently stands, and where it seems to be heading.”

Goodman herself describes the book as “an effort to deal with the importance of training reporters to find facts and truth during our new post-fact/post-truth world.”

The book is published by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin.