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The need to synthesise industry academy ambitions

Volume 9, Issue 1

September, 2003

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Green, Kerry. (2003). The need to synthesise industry academy ambitions. Pacific Journalism Review, 9(1): 160-169.
Author(s): Kerry Green
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September, 2003

Journalism education in Australia, as it seems in New Zealand, finds itself between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand universities find themselves under pessure to provide courses that meet industry demands and enhance job success rates; on the other hand journalists seek to be recognised as professionals for a wide range of reasons. Among those reasons is the desire to raise the credibility of journalism in the public perception and the need to argue for higer rates of pay and improved conditions.