Aqui vamos publicando Notícias, de âmbito nacional ou internacional, sobre a Formação em Jornalismo, nas suas variadas dimensões: podem ser debates, críticas, reflexões, novas formas de ensinar, tudo que se relacione com o aprender e ensinar Jornalismo.
Por sugestão de Manuel Pinto, chega-nos uma reflexão de Danny Funt, um estudante da Columbia University, no âmbito do projecto The Experiment (a primeira edição da Columbia Journalism Review feita por estudantes). Trata-se de um texto sobre a forma como as escolas de jornalismo têm procurado adaptar os seus curricula à “revolução” digital e pode ser lido na íntegra aqui.
“The challenge for journalism programs has always been balancing lofty intellectual and civic ambitions—what students ought to learn—with what the industry will ask of them. A digital upending has disturbed that balance, and the role of nurturing writing craftsmanship at J-schools risks being sold short.”
“In a journalism school, we can’t really show you the whole universe for each topic – for technology reporting and business reporting and health reporting. You find out by accident because of the job you get.”
A perspectiva de um jornalista/académico sobre a divisão que, nas universidades, ainda persiste entre estes dois mundos e a pressão para “escolher um lado”. O texto publicado no Guardian pode ser lido aqui.
“As a practitioner-academic-researcher hybrid, I find myself in the precarious position of bridge-builder between the two camps. First and foremost, I view myself as a journalist: that was the career I trained for and it still holds a certain kudos that calling yourself a lecturer does not.
However I understand that research informs both my teaching and my practice, as it gives me the ability to contextualise and reflect. Similarly, practising journalism gives me greater credibility and authenticity in the eyes of students and keeps me up to date with industry developments.”
A American Journalism Review recolheu as perspectivas de 20 estudantes de jornalismo e jovens jornalistas, para saber que tipo de tecnologia terá, na sua opinião, maior potencial para encorajar a inovação nas redacções. O trabalho pode ser lido aqui.
“But as she started taking classes and participating in newsroom internships, she said was surprised by how outdated some of the technology seemed. She’d dreamed of playing with drones and virtual reality, but found many places still struggling to use social media to connect with readers.”
“Would-be journalists still want to change the world” – uma perspectiva sobre as expectativas e caminhos dos recém-graduados em Jornalismo
A perspectiva de Roy Greensdale (professor de Jornalismo na City University) pode ser lida aqui.
“(…)I don’t think anger or money are the original motives for many wannabe journalists. Fame (and its cash rewards) do influence some because there remains a whiff of glamour about the industry. Even if not angry, however, most do believe the job offers them the chance to do something worthwhile for society.”
“Here’s the problem: 1. Diagnosing the health of a journalism or communications school requires a lot of vital statistics, not just a few. 2. Most of the nation’s journalism schools do a poor job of reporting on themselves. There are few useful metrics. 3. Most field-wide research about journalism education is too tired or weak to be useful. 4. To know what to measure, you have to know what it is you are actually trying to do. What is a journalism school for, anyway?”