Journalism and media studies in Lebanon

LAUR Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Melki, Jad
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-24T09:59:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-24T09:59:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-10-24
dc.identifier.issn 1469-9699 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6412
dc.description.abstract This study uses mixed-methods to map out the field of journalism and media studies in Lebanese universities and deploys a Q-technique to capture faculties’ opinions. The Q-analysis of 29 instructors revealed three groups of opinions towards journalism studies: one advocated a professional approach, one preferred a communication arts focus, and one pushed for a theoretical and research-intensive orientation. While the three groups differed on various matters, they all agreed that journalism and media studies in Lebanon urgently needed more qualified faculty, locally oriented research, and relevant academic and technical resources. Student demographic analysis revealed a stable increase in broadcast journalism and public relations (PR) enrolments but a decrease in print journalism; advertising and marketing were the most popular subjects, followed by broadcast journalism and PR; females outnumbered males; and the Lebanese University, the only public university, remained the most prestigious and popular program despite its dire financial situation. The curricula analysis found most programs had either a practical or a liberal-professional orientation, while only one had a liberal emphasis. In addition, most programs required an internship, while only two required a thesis; English and the US academic system dominated; only one program offered online journalism; while none offered media or news literacy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Journalism and media studies in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201508744 en_US
dc.author.department Communication Arts en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journalism Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 10 en_US
dc.journal.issue 5 en_US
dc.article.pages 672-690 en_US
dc.keywords Arab en_US
dc.keywords Curricula en_US
dc.keywords Journalism education en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Media studies en_US
dc.keywords Middle East en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616700902920174 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Melki, J. (2009). Journalism and media studies in Lebanon. Journalism Studies, 10(5), 672-690. en_US
dc.author.email jmelki@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14616700902920174 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search LAUR

Advanced Search


My Account