Quality & Quantity

, Volume 52, Supplement 1, pp 361–366 | Cite as

The present and the future of journalism education

  • Eren Ekin ErcanEmail author


The profession of journalism has been affected by the rapid development of new communications technologies especially after the 2000s, along with the whole media sector. In today’s world, where everyone can become an amateur journalist or a producer of information through the social media, the position of the journalist has been opened for discussion once again. Newspapers and journalism, which was traditionally considered as the carrier of truth, has become an anonymous value that can be produced and consumed by anyone with the use of mobile devices. It has become important to think about journalism not only by its current state within the press industry, but together with the contents of the journalism education. With this aim, semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine journalism students and graduates. The main focus of these interviews is the current state of the journalism education and the future of both the journalism education and the journalism profession in this context. The outcome of the study has revealed that the journalism education is inadequate when it comes to keeping up with the new communication technologies.


Journalism education Turkish journalism Convergence Social media 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of CommunicationNear East UniversityNicosiaCyprus

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