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ERIC Number: ED165184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Education for Journalism in Korea.
Lee, Sang-Chul
Marked by a history of political opposition and fluctuations of control that have occurred in the name of national development and modernization, the Korean press (consisting of 34 newspapers) today produces a somewhat typical eight-page newspaper that is a mixture of Korean and Chinese characters. As most of the newspapers are clustered in the capital city of Seoul, so are the major institutions of higher learning. Although an estimated 250 students receive journalism degrees annually, Korean journalism departments face the following problems: a lack of teaching materials and textbooks; a lack of understanding by media practitioners regarding the importance of professional journalism education; a lack of coordination between the journalism departments and media agencies, particularly in the area of hiring students to work for newspapers; a shortage of experienced teaching staff and necessary instructional facilities; and the failure of journalism graduates to pass the tests for employment administered by various newspaper companies and radio-television agencies. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Korea
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (61st, Seattle, Washington, August 13-16, 1978)