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Better Safe Than Sorry: Preparing Journalism Students for a Dangerous World.

Murphy, J., 2023. Better Safe Than Sorry: Preparing Journalism Students for a Dangerous World. In: Fowler-Watt, K., ed. Challenges and New Directions in Journalism Education. Abingdon: Routledge, 146-160.

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DOI: 10.4324/9781003301028-14


Firstly, this chapter provides an overview of the generally dreadful state of press freedom worldwide, with online and physical attacks on journalists commonplace. In doing so, it surveys research data from leading international organisations advocating for journalism safety, which collectively illustrate a range of clear and present dangers to reporters such as murders with impunity, imprisonment and – disproportionately for women – online violence that could easily spill offline. Secondly, in order to assist journalism educators internationally to better prepare their students for the realities of this extremely dangerous world, it provides a platform for some of the foremost experts in the field of journalism safety to share their advice and recommended resources. The international mix of these experts is reflected in the combination of institutional or organisational affiliations: the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN); iWatch Africa; and Reach plc in the UK. Lastly, in the context of their knowledgeable input, it turns its attention to recent developments in journalism education in the UK. It suggests that new opportunities to formulate and deliver safety and resilience training on courses accredited by the NCTJ could help to inspire and spread such training internationally.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9781032293189, 9781032293226, 9781003301028
Uncontrolled Keywords:Journalism; Education; Safety; Resilience
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:39134
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:20 Dec 2023 15:32
Last Modified:05 Jun 2024 10:16


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