Making the Newsmakers: International Handbook on Journalism Training

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regional and subregional courses, which focused on newsroom management, sub-editing, press law, photojournalism and sports reporting. Finally, Pacjourn organized overseas training courses, study tours and visits to newspapers in other countries. 54 Regrettably, the Pacjourn project had to be terminated in August of 1991 because of a lack of funds. During its three years' existence, however, it successfully trained more than 300 newspaper journalists.

In the 1980s, similar projects, Pacbroad for broadcast training and Pacvideo for video training, were launched by UNESCO with funding from the International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.


NOTES
1.
For an excellent overview of press systems in the region, see Anne Cooper Chen and Anju Grover Chaudhary, "Asia and the Pacific," in John C. Merrill , ed., Global Journalism, 2d ed. ( White Plains, NY: Longman, 1991).
2.
Crispin C. Maslog, "Communication and Journalism Training in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, The Philippines and Thailand: An Overview," in Crispin C. Maslog, ed., Communication Education in Asia ( The Philippines: Press Foundation of Asia, 1990), pp. 1-5.

The author is grateful to Professor Maslog for these and other materials about communication training in Asia.

3.
Chen and Chaudhary, "Asia and the Pacific," p. 260.
4.
R. V. Rajan, "A Paper on India" (Paper presented at a seminar on "Communication Education in the Asia-Pacific: Towards 2000," organized by the Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Centre, Singapore, January 15, 1990).
5.
Rajan is particularly critical of poor planning by the educational authorities.
6.
Chanchal Sarkar, "Mass Communication and Journalism Education in India," in Maslog, Communication Education in Asia, p. 25.
7.
Rajan, "A Paper on India."
8.
Sarkar, "Mass Communication," pp. 24-25.
9.
Chen and Chaudhary, "Asia and the Pacific," pp. 214-215.
10.
Sarkar, "Mass Communication," pp. 22-24. Like other data in Maslog, Communication Education, this information was gathered as part of a regional survey organized by the Press Foundation of Asia and supported by the Communication Assistance Foundation of The Netherlands.
11.
This section on the Indian Institute of Mass Communication draws on Rajan, "A Paper on India and Sarkar, Mass Communication."
12.
Most of this information comes from the Institute's 1990-1991 brochure.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface xi
  • Chapter One - Introduction 1
  • Notes 8
  • Chapter Two - Training Needs 11
  • Notes 19
  • Chapter Three - Training Structures 21
  • Chapter Four - the United States and Canada 29
  • Notes 38
  • Chapter Five - Western Europe 41
  • Notes 75
  • Chapter Six - Eastern and Central Europe 79
  • Notes 86
  • Chapter Seven - Asia and the Pacific 89
  • Notes 120
  • Chapter Eight Latin America and the Caribbean 123
  • Notes 134
  • Chapter Nine Africa 135
  • Notes 148
  • Chapter Ten North Africa and the Middle East 151
  • Notes 156
  • Chapter Eleven Challenges and Prospects 157
  • Appendix - Directory of Training Institutions 163
  • Selected Bibliography 215
  • Index 223
  • About the Author 235
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