ERIC Number: ED170743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Look at the Mass Media Situation in the Philippines: Implications for Education and Research.
Guioguio, Reynaldo V.
Mass media in the Philippines at present show two seemingly opposite trends: a small but noticeable increase in the number of provincial newspapers, and a reduction in the number of radio stations in certain areas. Two general features of the media situation, the private ownership of the media and the need for progressive public service orientation, tend to be in conflict, as media resources are concentrated in large population centers. The Philippine press has always been regarded as part of a greater national aspiration, and under martial law, it is being encouraged to aid rural development in a practical way. Greater professionalism is also being mandated. The following five areas of concern in journalism education and research need to be addressed: the low image of journalism education with academia; the lack of local, relevant, teaching materials; students' ambivalence towards research; the shortage of faculty to teach and conduct research; and the meager resources and facilities for teaching and research. (DF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (61st, Seattle, Washington, August 13-16, 1978); Best copy available