University journalism schools need to adapt – Experts

Experts say journalism schools need to adapt and undergo fundamental shifts in how courses are taught in order to survive in the age of social media platforms and technology or they will face steadily declining enrolments, writes Dumrongkiat Mala for the Bangkok Post.

Media academic Mana Treelayapewat said he has noticed a significant decrease in the number of Thai university students studying journalism over the past few years because students have a picture of journalism as a traditional media platform like newspapers and magazines which they are not familiar with.

"In recent years the number of newspapers and magazines slated for closure, bankruptcy or severe cutbacks has risen, so I'm not surprised that students these days rarely choose journalism as their major," the dean at the school of communication arts at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce said.
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