The IJIE members Andreea Mogos and Radu Meza, from Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania), have published the article ‘New Trends in Journalism Curriculum Development. Romania Within the International Context’ in “Ephemerides”, a half-yearly published academic journal.
After contextualizing the journalism education around the world and the journalism curricula peculiarities, the paper examines how the new media technologies have changed journalism education. The article also explains how this new environment demands new competences in the following areas: Knowledge, attitudes and personal features; News gathering skills; News production skills; and Technical and multimedia production skills. Later, the authors present an overview of the journalism education in Romania and establish a SWOT analysis of the curricula development in Romanian journalism schools.
Abstract. With the relatively recent technological, social and economic changes, journalism education and training need rethinking. The journalism curricula should be adapted in order to provide graduates with skills and competences that could answer the professional challenges of the 21st century: reflectivity, problem-solving, initiative and the ability to develop new products or formats. Critical thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial skills are key aspects of the new direction in Journalism education worldwide.