Eva Nowak (ed.)
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2019
How is journalism education in Europe accredited and assessed? State organisations and the media industry influence the objectives, content and structures of such education and trainings through their accreditation. They set quality standards and, at the same time, interfere with the autonomy of journalism education. Through studies of twelve countries, this volume shows how accreditation influences journalism education in Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
A second part of the book provides a comparative analysis of these studies including an overview on accreditation in higher education in Europe and the European Higher Education Area, EHEA. Another chapter deals with the ACEJMC’s more than seventy years of experience in journalism studies accreditation in the USA.
The volume contains contributions by Maarit Jaakkola, Pascal Guénée, Tina Tsomaia, Ana Keshelashvili, Andrea Czepek, Tibor Mester, Annamária Torbó, Catherine Shanahan, Nico Drok, George Prundaru, Elena Vartanova, Maria Lukina, Carlos Barrera, Manuel Martín Algarra, Guido Keel, Deborah Wilson David, Joe Foote and Eva Nowak.
The editor, Eva Nowak, is a professor of journalism at Jade Hochschule in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Her research focuses on journalism education and media freedom.