Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 06/2009

University Journalism Education: A Global Challenge

Ellen Hume

August 2007

National Endowment for Democracy


The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy aims to strengthen the support, raise the visibility, and improve the effectiveness of media assistance programs by providing information, building networks, conducting research, and highlighting the indispensable role that independent media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies around the world. As part of its research initiatives, CIMA commissioned a study on the current state of journalism education worldwide to achieve a better understanding of how and where international media assistance can be directed to address the current challenges of university-based training.