An interview with Ivan Berni

Interview with: Ivan Berni, Journalist and Coordinator of Master in Journalism, IULM, Italy Interviewd by: Simona Pezzano, IULM, Italy Summary: 1. Does copyright still matter for journalism in a digital environment? (What subject do you consider fundamental to teach in a cross-media journalism course?) I think we can’t do without copyright, but it is necessary to find a standard to modulate it. This is the main resource to protect intellectual property’s creations and to provide a possible future for those who want to work in this field. 2. How can traditional journalists deal with...
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An interview with Walid Hayouni

Interview with: Walid Hayouni, Academic, teacher of electronic communications at IPSI, University La Manouba, Tunisia Interviewd by: IPSI, Tunisia Summary: 1. Walid believes that the major problems of electronic journalism teaching are summed up in the following points: The time dedicated to the teaching of certain subjects in terms of the number of sessions and numbers of hours per session deserves to be improved. The heterogeneity of backgrounds of students requires teachers to create a balance between students with a journalism curriculum and those from other specialties. A limit...
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An interview with Stephan Russ-Mohl

Interview with: Stephan Russ-Mohl, Professor of Journalism and Media Management at the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano and Director of the European Journalism Observatory. Interviewd by: Simona Pezzano, Research fellow at IULM, Italy Summary: 1. Challenges of current journalism education: What is problematic in teaching digital journalism? Nobody currently knows what should be taught, since the new technologies are evolving too rapidly, and it is not possible to keep up with the incredibly fast changes. What it is necessary to do, instead, i...
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An interview with Mark Deuze

Interview with: Mark Deuze, Professor at University of Amsterdam, Department of Media Studies Interviewd by: Auli Harju, Researcher at UTA, Finland Interview via Skype 4 November.2014 1. Digital journalism should be taught as a cultural mindset, not as tools (based on Deuze’s experiences in the graduate program in journalism at the University of Amsterdam). Traditionally, journalism education is very medium-dependent, but in the programme, the first half is based on teaching by medium type; after that it gets more integrated. Teaching is project-based and teamwork-based. Teaching is...
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An interview with Renny Jokelin

Interview with: Renny Jokelin, Journalist at YLE Finnish National Broadcast Company, producer on the investigative journalism television programme MOT. Visiting professor in the School of Communication, Media and Theatre, University of Tampere, academic year 2014-2015 Interviewd by: Auli Harju, Researcher at UTA, Finland Date: 5 November 2014 Summary: 1. Role of practice in journalism education In journalism education, the connection to the continuously changing journalistic work is easily lost; there is a need to get input from the field to journalism education (for instance, in the...
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An interview with Ugo Tramballi

Interview with: Ugo Tramballi, Journalist at Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy Interviewd by: Marco Di Donato Researcher at UNIMED, Italy Summary: 1. Challenges of current journalism education: What is problematic in teaching digital journalism? I believe that a journalist cannot or must not be, necessarily, a good teacher. It is not mandatory to know how to teach. If you are a good journalist, this does not means that you are a good teacher. New technologies are improving our work, but the dark side of the moon is that new technologies are reducing the number of journalists required by newspaper...
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An interview with Zouhir Louassin

Interview with: Zouhir Louassini, Journalist at Rainews 24, Italy Interviewd by: Marco Di Donato Researcher at UNIMED, Italy Summary: 1. Challenges of current journalism education: What is problematic in teaching digital journalism? The world is changing, and in this sense, journalism and journalists have to change accordingly. Using new technology does not automatically mean doing journalism. We have to rethink this job in a different way; however, new instruments are not sufficient. What about militant journalism, which has increased with these new technologies? We are at the be...
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An interview with Stefano Lamorgese

Interview with: Stefano Lamorgese, Journalist at Rainews 24, Italy Interviewed by: Marco Di Donato Researcher at UNIMED, Italy Summary: 1. Challenges of current journalism education: What is problematic in teaching digital journalism? Digital journalism has been part of the academic track for at least 15 years. But in 15 years in this world, especially that related to the Internet, we witnessed a deep change in the world of communication. Today, the technical instruments with which to perform digital journalism are at the disposal of everyone, in every part of the world, for every s...
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An interview with Malek Khadraoui

Interview with: Malek Khadraoui, Journalist, Directorial Editor of Inkyfada web magazine and trainer in online journalism Interviewd by: IPSI, Tunisia Summary: 1. For Malek Khadraoui, managing editor of the Tunisian site Inkyfada information, education in electronic journalism faces two challenges: Teaching journalism and teaching the techniques that the Internet provides, that is to say, teaching two areas; one is old, and the other is new. He emphasised that the foundations of journalism have not changed, set against the fact that technological tools are changing at an incredible ...
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An interview with Javier Guallar

Interview with: Javier Guallar, Profesor en Facultat de Biblioteconomia i Documentació, UB, Spain Interviewd by: Sergio Villanueva, Ph.D fellow and teaching assistant at UB, Spain Summary: 1. How is digital journalism being taught? There exist some adaptability problems in universities that have been teaching journalism for a very long time and bear traditional conceptions of journalism. These universities should make the effort to adapt their curricula to new forms of digital journalism. This problem is not present in other universities in which journalism studies have recently bee...
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