Muchtar Invited to Present on Global Journalism Practices

Posted on 6/3/2015 9:02:09 AM

Nurhaya Muchtar, assistant professor in the Department of Communications Media, has been invited to participate in the international convention of the Worlds of Journalism Study in Munich, Germany, in September 2015. In collaboration with international journalists and faculty, Muchtar will present her research “Global Journalism Practices: a study about perceived influence and professional identities of journalism.”

The study focuses on journalists and their work and how they understand restrictions they face from all levels, such their employer, the public, or even their individual values. The project is intended to close the gap in literature by bringing researchers, professors, and practitioners to work together and see the development of journalism around the world.

The Worlds of Journalism Study is an academically driven project founded to assess the state of journalism throughout the world. The study’s primary objective is to help journalism researchers, practitioners, media managers, and policy makers better understand worldviews and changes taking place in the professional orientations of journalists, the conditions and limitations under which they operate, and the social functions of journalism in a changing world.

Research funded by the study has involved journalism and communications professors from more than 80 countries and has been published in various academic journals, including Journal of Communication, Communication Theory and Journalism, and Mass Communication Quarterly.