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Journalism: The informal transmission of the know-how and the « know-being »

by Thomas Ferenczi

This booklet presents the informal aspect of learning the profession : the intergenerational transmission, the « home-made culture », the entrepreneurial spirit, the mentoring of elders …

Accommodate young journalists on their arrival in a news-desk, assist them in appropriating values, fundamental ethical principals and acquiring the principles of their media…, is this transmission still appropriate and in what manners?

« The time in which the media were concerned to form their staff with a « spirit house », respectful of the identity of the media and its rules, seems over.But in recent years the concept of « company culture » has returned.It is expressed by setting in place new procedures to reinforce the socialization of newcomers. »

Published on 24 November 2010
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