Journalism students’ professional views in eight countries : the role of motivations, education, and gender

Hanusch, Folker & Mellado, Claudia (2014) Journalism students’ professional views in eight countries : the role of motivations, education, and gender. International Journal of Communication, 8, pp. 1156-1173.

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The global trend toward university-based journalism education has led to a growing scrutiny of students’ experiences at university and the extent to which professional views may be shaped there. Three main influences have been identified in the literature: students’ preferences for certain news beats, their gender, and students’ stage of progression in a journalism program. Typically, however, analyses have focused on only one potential influence within one particular country at a time. Arguing that a comparative approach is needed, this article examines potential influences on journalism students’ role perceptions across eight countries. Results suggest that students’ motivations, and the amount of time they have spent in a program, play a part in influencing their professional views while gender has little influence.

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ID Code: 70594
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Journalism, professional views, role perception, student, education, university, motivation, gender, HERN
ISSN: 1932-8036
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 (Folker Hanusch & Claudia Mellado)
Copyright Statement: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd). Available at
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2014 01:26
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 06:17

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