Elaboration key questions
After determining the scenarios, the answers to the major questions posed by the experts at the start of the study were worked out for each scenario.
1. What does the context of training in journalism look like?
A great need for reliable information and senders.
Specialization as the only possibility to do in-depth research and retrieve the right information.
Cooperation between media, companies and the public to combat polarization and mistrust.
Big, complex issues that force the journalist to take a position and commit.
2. What does the structure and organization of training courses look like?
Two-year training course in a training institute with a national, fixed program.
Development takes place according to the needs of the individual within education, media companies and through specialist courses.
Learning in a context where companies, the professional field and education work together. A program with various levels of inflow and outflow.
Diplomas have been abolished. A learner determines the route of how he or she wants to develop. There are, however, providers of courses and training.
3. How should education and professionalization be designed?
The teacher has the role of guide. Smaller physical gatherings with plenty of room for debate and large gatherings.
The teacher has the role of coach/mentor and personally guides journalists on their route.
The teacher on the one hand as a guide and on the other as a stimulator to excel in what you are good at. Working on joint projects with companies and the public.
The teacher as peer and co-creator, who helps you to make the most of yourself.
4. What is the role and task of a journalist?
An independent, generalist truth-teller who provides context for his audience.
An independent specialist who collaborates substantively with his audience.
An engaged content creator and facilitator who collaborates with his audience and companies.
An engaged, activist creative who works in co-creation with his audience.
5. What specifically is important when it comes to knowledge for a journalist in the future?
Basic knowledge of governance, politics and society, to enable interpretation.
Knowledge of in-depth research methods.
Knowledge of audience groups to determine their needs.
In-depth knowledge of specific topics of choice.
6. What is important when it comes to skills for a journalist in the future?
Basic journalistic skills such as researching, interviewing, writing, filming, editing.
In-depth skills (also in non-journalistic areas, such as technology) that fit the chosen specialism.
Being able to deal with the needs and wishes of the public and companies without losing sight of journalistic norms and values.
Creative skills to convert information into a product.
7. How does the journalist relate to his audience?
The public as a target group of which the journalist is aware and which he provides with truthful information so that they can make the right choices.
The public as a source. By specifically approaching a niche audience for information, they contribute to the creative process.
The public as a 'client' for whom productions are made according to need.
The public on the one hand as a target group to be well informed and on the other hand as a co-creator for productions.
8. What are the limits to (training in) journalism?
Journalism as a protected profession with a professional code.
Journalism as a profession to which anyone can belong, when journalistic norms and values are taken into account.
Cross-border journalism, while working transparently with journalistic norms and values.
Activist or engaged journalism with fluid boundaries.