Presentations and panel discussions

Panel 1 General issues for journalism education: Challenges and implications Journalism programmes across sub-continental Africa have mushroomed in the recent past. But with this explosion comes concerns about standards and qualifications. Read more. Panel 1 abstracts...

Panel 2: Testing the fit

Journalism educators strive to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable students to perform in the industry, be it in print, radio or television. However, emerging practices in the industry, mostly unknown in classrooms, seem to be creating a...

Panel 4: Case studies

Journalism training institutions strive to equip students with not only knowledge but also the necessary skills needed in the industry. As such, most training institutions start the process of putting theory into practice in classrooms. But, as panelists discussed at...

Panel 6: Summing up the issues

Lesley Cowling from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Journalism Programme, summing up the conference, noted the discussions had fallen into an arc, with earlier panels outlining issues facing journalism training institutions, and the latter part dealing...

Panel 1: General Issues for Journalism Education

The demand for journalism professionals has led to an increased demand for journalism students. Dr Monica Chibita of Makerere University in Uganda argued that weakening the training of students is the “numbers game”, in other words, a push to produce more...