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Title:Dependency and Journalism Education in Africa
Authors:Murphy, Sharon M.
Scotton, James F.
Periodical:Africana Journal
Geographic term:Africa
vocational education
Education and Oral Traditions
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Abstract:This study examines the education and socialization of journalists for the African media. Africa was the area most dominated by the West in political, social and even cultural terms. Despite criticism of the West's continuing influence over African media, there has been little effort to change journalism education programmes in Africa. Almost all are patterned after those in the West, particularly those in the USA. Only in recent years has the African Council on Communication Education (ACCE), the only continental organization of journalism educators, begun to progress toward making African journalism training relevant to Africa's social and cultural situation. The ACCE hopes that this will lead eventually to African values becoming dominant in African mass media. Ref.