Professional Knowledge, Professional Education and Journalism

Nora French, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Conference Paper

IAMCR conference 'Media, Communication, Information' Paris, July, 2007.


This paper discusses general concepts and issues underlying the education of journalists. Categorising journalism education as professional education, it seeks to explore the notion of professional education, and in particular, professional knowledge, referring to the work of Schön and Eraut to define the type of knowledge required in professional practice. The curricular models associated with professional education are discussed and compared with the forms of curriculum commonly found in journalism education