Issue 14 (2003)
Since its first issue in September 1996, APME has published research papers and commentaries written by media practitioners, academics and researchers. We wondered then if the journal was well-placed in providing a stimulating forum for media academics and practitioners in approaching old questions in new ways. Fourteen issues later in 2003, the old questions remain.
This issue invites media academics to reflect on the traditional conception of ethical media practice, the artificial dichotomy between media studies and journalism, and the trend among university administrators to dilute the significance of professional journalism education, and in some cases to marry journalism with public relations, advertising and communication studies.
Mapping the media: 'Learner-centred' orientation to graduate employability
C. Spurgeon and P. O'Donnell