The Gap: J-School Syllabus Meets the Market
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Original versionHovden, Jan Fredrik; Nygren, Gunnar; Tikkanen, Henrika Zilliakus [Eds.] Becoming a Journalist: Journalism Education in the Nordic Countries p. 175-184, Nordicom, 2016
From a market-oriented point of view, J-schools should produce candidates with classic communications skills, able to take on any role in the news factory of the future. Classes on globalisation and press history should be replaced with training in platform-independent news production. However, in the development of a J-school syllabus, these demands from the market meet normative ambitions for a development of the profession of journalism.