The status and relevance of Vietnamese journalism education: an empirical analysis

Nguyen, An (2006) The status and relevance of Vietnamese journalism education: an empirical analysis. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 17. pp. 41-55. ISSN 1326-365X

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Abstract

Based primarily on data from indepth interviews with senior journalists and journalism educators as well as a content analysis of journalism curricula, this paper sets out to provide an overview of the demand, overall provision structure, teaching materials and methods of Vietnamese journalism education. It first shows that with a fast expansion in both size and substance, the Vietnamese media system is beginning to feel the urgent need for formal journalism education. However, the countrys major journalism programs have been criticised for producing hundreds of unqualified journalism graduates a year. In general, the most deplorable aspects of Vietnamese journalism education include its body of outdated and awkward teaching material, its undue focus on theories and politics at the expense of practical training, its lack of qualified teaching staff and its inadequate teaching resources.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: An Nguyen
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:27
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 15:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25973
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