Journalism students' motivations and expectations of their work in comparative perspective

Hanusch, Folker, Mellado, C., Boshoff, P., Humanes, M. L., de Leon, S., Pereira, F., Marquez Ramirez, M., Roses, S., Subervi, F., Wyss, V., & Yez, L. (2014) Journalism students' motivations and expectations of their work in comparative perspective. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, pp. 1-20.

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Abstract

Based on a survey of 4,393 journalism students in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States, this study provides much-needed comparative evidence about students’ motivations for becoming journalists, their future job plans, and expectations. Findings show not only an almost universal decline in students’ desire to work in journalism by the end of their program but also important national differences in terms of the journalistic fields in which they want to work, as well as their job expectations. The results reinforce the need to take into account national contexts when examining journalism education across the globe.

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ID Code: 82363
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Keywords: Journalism student, professional views, comparative, influences, HERN
DOI: 10.1177/1077695814554295
ISSN: 2161-4326
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 AEJMC
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2015 23:25
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 01:56

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