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Journalism, journalism education and a region's integration: The case of Southeast Asia

Volume 24, Issue 2

November, 2018

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Opiniano, J., Bagtas, A., Basco, K., Hernandez, R., Lopez, E., Rodolfo, M., & Vicho, A. K. (2018). Journalism, journalism education and a region’s integration: The case of Southeast Asia. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 24(2), 189-217.
Author(s): Jeremaiah M. Opiniano
Publication date: 
November, 2018

The 50-year-old Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is now in its third year implementing the mechanics of regional integration. How does this region-wide development affect journalism in individual countries and in the region? This qualitative research sought to find out the meaning and implications of regional integration to journalism practice and education in Southeast Asia. There is enthusiasm over developing a model on ‘ASEAN-centered journalism and journalism education’, however there are country-level realities that news organisations and journalism schools face before proceeding to even attuning reportage and journalism instruction to the needs of ASEAN.