Speaking Truth to Power: Core Principles for Advancing International Journalism Education

John V. Pavlik, Adnan Abu Alsaad, Peter Laufer

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A confluence of forces has brought journalism and journalism education to a precipice. The rise of fascism, the advance of digital technology, and the erosion of the economic foundation of news media are disrupting journalism and mass communication (JMC) around the world. Combined with the increasingly globalized nature of journalism and media, these forces are posing extraordinary challenges to and opportunities for journalism and media education. This essay outlines 10 core principles to guide and reinvigorate international JMC education. We offer a concluding principle for JMC education as a foundation for the general education of college students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-406
Number of pages15
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Educator
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Communication


  • UNESCO model curricula
  • freedom of press
  • internet/web/digital/online
  • journalism and mass communication education
  • media literacy
  • technology


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