The dot com trend nowadays has pushed the communication education to go more technical. The incorporation of new media into the communication curriculum is a new trend, which, however, has posed a legitimacy problem for the discipline. While the technicality of new media dilutes the professional and disciplinary boundaries, communication graduates are challenged for their incompetence in technical know-how. This paper suggests that new media education refocus on the communicative dimension and new media management. Only based on this understanding can communication educators create a new cosmos with new possibilities for industry.
Recommended CitationFung, A. Y. H., Problems and issues in new media education in Hong Kong, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 8, 2000, 70-81.