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ERIC Number: ED168007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 28
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Reconceptualizing the Notion of Journalistic Professionalism Across Differing Press Systems.
Starck, Kenneth; Sudhaker, Anantha
Contending that narrowly focused empirical research on comparative professionalism cannot produce a complete understanding of journalists in developing nations, this paper calls for the development of research methodologies and approaches that will examine journalistic professionalism in the context of the interdependence of mass media and society. Citing the shortcomings of the present empirical approaches, the paper presents a holistic and macroscopic approach for the study of comparative professionalism that draws upon the present situation of the press in developing nations. It then suggests that the journalist's history and sociocultural, political, and economic environment be explored, and concludes that such an approach is necessary to produce a workable conceptual framework with which to study and understand professionalism among journalists in developing nations. (FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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