Emerging Journalistic Profiles Recognized in the University: Research, Conceptualization and Offer in the Degree
Emerging Journalistic Profiles Recognized in the University: Research, Conceptualization and Offer in the DegreeThe reshaping of journalistic profiles poses one of the main professional and formative challenges in the coming decades. While the media assume the new roles in a changing process of ‘trial and error’, universities look into these adaptations in order to transfer them, progressively, to their educational provision. This article focuses on the research and training approach with the aim of finding out the most recognized journa listic profiles emerging in the academic field. The paper uses two methodologies: a bibliometric review of 44 journals (2000-2017) —which allows us to identify which profiles are the most researched and recognized— together with a content analysis of the profile offer from 39 Degrees in Journalism in Spain described as ‘professional paths’. The results show that research is prevalent around three profiles —multimedia-multitasking journalist, community manager and data journalist—; the naming, definitions and functions academically attributed to each of them are described; and the results confirm the limited incorporation of the emerging profiles as work opportunities as particularly recognized on the websites of the Degrees in Journalism.