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A Positive Future requires a positive intervention, or at least the intervention of some positivity

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd World Journalism Education Congress
Place of PublicationMecelen, Belgium
PublisherWorld Journalism Education Council
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2013
Event3rd World Journalism Education Congress - Mecelen, Belgium
Duration: 3 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference3rd World Journalism Education Congress
CountryBelgium
CityMecelen
Period3/07/135/07/13

Abstract

Reading newspapers is an important part of journalism education. Ten years ago a survey revealed that journalism student did read newspapers and consume TV and radio news broadcasts. Since then major development in the level of technology they have in their hands has led to a significant change in their reading habits. Old media are being subsumed by a mixture of conventional news, blogs PR feeds from celebrities and random jumble distributed by Twitter. The reputation of convention media has been so damaged it is legitimate for the next generation to feel that some of these sources, particularly PR sources, are more legitimate than “old media” with their poor ethics. The Journalism students of tomorrow may still be able to distinguish a good news source from a bad one but the mingling that they experience could lead to the blurring and confusion of lines. For journalism to survive as we know it ways must be found of raising the esteem of real journalism so that it again becomes something to aspire to

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