1st Edition

Reform of Chinese Journalism Education Driven by Media Convergence

By Wen Cai Copyright 2025
    182 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores the significant changes in Chinese journalism education in response to the rapid development of digital and new media technologies.

    It emphasises the need for journalism education reform to keep pace with changing times and cultivate talents with an international outlook, innovative capabilities and professional skills. It begins by exploring the concept of media convergence and its historical development, as well as the challenges and opportunities it presents for journalism and communication education. In particular, it explains how media convergence affects the demand for journalistic talent and changes the concept of journalism education in China. The author then presents practical examples of journalism education reform in China, including innovations in talent development models, curriculum reforms and textbook improvements. A case study of reform practices in a top journalism school in China adds depth to the discussion of educational reform and core curriculum development. The author also discusses unresolved issues in journalism education reform, such as the scale of education, the positioning of talent cultivation, and the construction of faculty teams, and proposes solutions.

    The book will appeal to scholars and students of journalism education, journalism and new media, Chinese journalism and Chinese studies.

    1. “Media Convergence” and Research on Journalism Education  2. New Demands of “Media Convergence” and the Ideological Reform of Journalism Education in China  3. Practical Exploration of the Chinese Journalism Education Reform  4. Case Study: Educational Reform in a College and the Development of a Core Course  5. Core Issues in Chinese Journalism Education Yet to Be Explored


    Wen Cai is Director of the Research Center of Journalism and Social Development, Renmin University of China, and Professor (Top Professorship) of the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China. Her research interests include applied journalism and Chinese news media.