Media competences in the training of Andean Community journalists: Needs and challenges in the face of misinformation Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • © 2020 ACM.Media and information literacy is one of the keys to training journalists. It aims to ensure that the information it produces is relevant, accurate and of high quality. This article presents a study of the curricula of the faculties of Communication and Journalism of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), with the aim of highlighting the development of these competences in the training of journalists. The research question is: What is the relationship between the media competences present in the curricula of the journalism faculties and the aptitude of journalists to counteract misinformation? To answer this question, a mixed study is carried out, which evaluates the media competences in the curricula of journalism schools, as well as the skills of journalists and journalism students. The preliminary results show that the dimensions of Interaction Processes and Production Processes are developed more intensively in the training of journalists, despite the fact that the greatest professional demand points towards the technological dimension.

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  • October 21, 2020