Asia Pacific Media Educator


Journalism and mass communication education in India has for a long time been stagnant and isolated from industrial needs and technological developments. One of the perceived deficiencies in journalism education is absence of a direct link between journalism schools and the industry. Another problem is universities—state, central and private institutions— have failed to formulate a common core curriculum to keep pace with the fast-changing media industry. Thus, media education continues to suffer from poorly designed courses, lack of rigorous contents in theory, practice and research. This paper examines the current state of journalism education in India based on an opinion survey of media educators and professionals. It concludes with suggestions on how the curriculum can be revised to remain relevant to the media sector.