Symposium on African Journalism Education
In West Africa, journalism serves as a catalyst for promoting good governance, equity, and sustainable development (Dunu, 2013). In addition, journalism has performed key roles, by redefining the political and economic landscape in many countries (Aresse, 2016). In essence,
journalism has become an essential professional field for the development of the African continent.
Notably, journalism education has promoted classroom learning, newsroom practice, and research-focused reporting in several African countries (Hochheimer, 2001). However, there have been several issues negatively affecting journalism education, such as funding, infrastructural development, and publishing policies. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped these challenges negatively affecting journalism education in sub-Saharan Africa (Nyarko, & Serwornoob, 2022; Chibuwe, et al., 2022).
The Centre for Media and Communication Research (CMCR), Pan-Atlantic University in partnership with the African Journalism Education Network (AJEN) invites journalists, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, scholars, and practitioners in West Africa to participate in thematic areas affecting journalism education in the post-COVID-19 digital era.