Becoming Journalists. From Engaged to Balanced or from Balanced to Engaged?
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Original versionKrøvel RG: Becoming Journalists. From Engaged to Balanced or from Balanced to Engaged?. In: Hovden JF, Nygren G, Zilliacus-Tikkanen. Becoming a Journalist: Journalism Education in the Nordic Countries, 2016. Nordicom p. 257-270
This chapter aims at understanding the role of journalism education as journalism students become journalists. It employs norms and values related to global warming as a case to analyse how students of journalism understand and develop journalistic norms during and after the journalism programme at HiOA. The article builds mainly on a survey of 471 respondents drawn from a variety of disciplines to compare and discuss similarities and differences in norms and values in and between groups. It finds that first-year students tend to have similar norms and values to those of the journalism educators. However, as the students grow through more experience, they gradually begin to show increasing similarities with professional journalists and less with their teachers.