Classroom vs. Newsroom: Journalism Education and Practice in The Digital Age

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Journalism in China
EditorsShixin Ivy Zhang
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781003247579
ISBN (Print)9781032162157, 9781032162171
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameDisruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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