Educating Journalists: Towards Philosophical Sophistication

  • Eleonora ShestakovaEmail author
Part of the Cultural Psychology of Education book series (CPED, volume 7)


There are a number of questions of modern principles and training principles in higher educational institutions of Ukraine aimed at journalism professionals (social communication field) raised and proved within the article. Profanation of the social significance of mass media, journalists’ status and functions in Ukraine has led to the tragic consequences. There was an almost total loss of confidence in the institution of social communication and ideology in Ukraine. The revival of mass media institute expertise and professional liability in the modern Ukraine, based on ethical and philosophical grounds, is a priority. In the article, it is stated that journalist training, for both theorists and practitioners, for those, planning to be engaged in teaching activities and working in mass media, is a formation of specialist, armed at the fundamental basis—consciously mastered culture of philosophical and social knowledge. This condition is essential for the creation of proficient mass media space, providing civil principles and models of public affairs both within the country and worldwide. Therefore, the training of a modern professional in journalism (social communications) lies in simultaneous development in several directions. First and foremost are education and upbringing of a future practising journalist, socially responsible for the creation of mass media worldview and his/her recipients’ social self-image. It cannot be realized without strong conscious worldview position that should be formed during education. Second, it is upbringing of a lecturer for journalists (social communication); the latter should be acquainted with modern methodology and social philosophy. It is realized through revision of general principles, structure of educational process for journalists (social communication).


Journalism Philosophy Ukraine Ethics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DonetskUkraine

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