Media Anthropology represents a convergence of issues and interests on anthropological approaches to the study of media. The purpose of this reader is to promote the identity of the field of study; identify its major concepts, methods, and bibliography; comment on the state of the art; and provide examples of current research. Based on original articles by leading scholars from several countries and academic disciplines, Media Anthropology provides essays introducing the issues, reviewing the field, forging new conceptual syntheses.

Journalism Education and Practice

Journalism education and practice
Gerd G.Kopper

Introduction to the Debate

Taking journalism education as an issue in the context of media anthropology is by no means meant to overemphasise the practical meaning and the true importance of this type of instruction. Journalism education, despite its existence for about 100 years in some Western societies, is still a field requiring growth in quality and in theoretical foundation. It is with the knowledge of some essential deficits in this field that I confront the practice of journalism education with the kind of reflection that can be gained through media anthropology. In this chapter, I demonstrate that some shortcomings concerning the horizon of theoretical insight supporting journalism education might be overcome through perspectives derived from approaches consolidated ...

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