De-westernization of media and journalism education in South Asia: in search of a new strategy

Ullah, Mohammad Sahid (2014) De-westernization of media and journalism education in South Asia: in search of a new strategy. China Media Research, 10 2: 15-23.

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Author Ullah, Mohammad Sahid
Title De-westernization of media and journalism education in South Asia: in search of a new strategy
Journal name China Media Research
ISSN 1556-889X
1932-3476
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 15
End page 23
Total pages 9
Place of publication Lansing, MI, United States
Publisher Marsland Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract South Asian educators train journalism students with borrowed curricula from the West. Professionals and recruitment authorities often critical to the curricula, as those are not to fit with the local context. Journalism/ media/ mass communication graduates are therefore being undervalued in the local media recruitment process. Along with the ignorance of the native industry requirements and the flaws of the west-centric curricula evident that the South Asian journalism institutions require a different approach to course contents – precisely mean the de-westernization or localization of curricula. This article focuses on the importance of western values in journalism education, failure of conventional west-oriented or readymade curricula, complexity between theory and practices, the necessity for a new approach to form a curricula model and the responsibility of journalism educators in South Asian universities.
Keyword Journalism education
West-centric Curricula
De-westernisation
South-Asian nations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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