This 16th issue of APME eschews any claim on the superiority of each value system over another. The refereed papers and commentaries are generally premised on the notion that journalism’s textual production process is understandably influenced by the practitioners’ cultural and professional value system. Without making any explicitly absolutist claim, the authors attempt to show that answers to value-laden questions are equally multicoloured. To date, systematic studies scarcely address the nexus between ethno-cultural value systems and media professional practice. I hope readers of APME would consider the papers and commentaries in this issue as a conversation starter in both the newsroom and classroom.
Recommended CitationLoo, Eric, Editorial: In this issue, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 16, 2005, iii-iii.