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