ERIC Number: ED203373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Press Responsibility Based on Professionalism--A Typology of Attributes.
de Beer, Arnold S.
Arguing that professionalism constitutes a method according to which journalism is able to consolidate its position in society and gain the confidence of governments and the public, this paper discusses some theoretical parameters that can serve as a conceptual basis for journalistic professionalization. Noting that according to the sociology of occupations professionalism is not a singular concept, the paper posits a model of journalistic professionalization consisting of three dimensions: knowledge, orientation, and structure/organization. It then discusses briefly the knowledge and orientation dimensions and offers an indepth presentation of the structure/organization dimension. The paper concludes that it is essential that journalism should progress on all three dimensions toward a more complete form of professionalism. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; 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 (64th, East Lansing, MI, August 8-11, 1981).