This chapter investigates the problem of classroom-newsroom disjunction from the neo-institutionalist point of view. This chapter dissects the sources of disjunction into their ontological and epistemological components, which subsume three disjunctions: The normative vs. the actual; change vs. status quo; and major vs. minor in curriculum. In the process, the role digital technology plays across the three dimensions is closely examined. In-depth interviews of in-school journalism undergraduate students and journalism faculty with extensive industry experiences revealed that while practically all interviewees acknowledge the existence of the three disjunctions, opinions differ concerning the sources of the problem and its potential solutions. Most, however, agree that digital technology holds the potential to bridge the gap.
|Title of host publication||Digital Journalism in China|
|Editors||Shixin Ivy Zhang|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||9781032162157, 9781032162171|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Jul 2022|
|Name||Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism|