Asia Pacific Media Educator


Debates over the most appropriate way in which journalism education might be delivered continues unabated in Australian journalism schools. Regular users of the Journalism Education Association's electronic discussion group, JEANET (jeanet@uow.edu.au) will be well aware of the tenor of the debate which has ranged from assertions about the evils of cultural studies - however it is defined - to claims as to which array of subjects should be part of every journalism program in Australia. This article describes a problem-based learning approach to journalism education being used over the past two years at Griffith University's Nathan Campus in Brisbane.