Networking African journalism educators: bonding, bridging, and linking

Guy Berger

Abstract


Professional networking of African journalism educators is a complex matter for reasons related to the
fragmentary identity and fragile resource base of this constituency. African journalism educators thus
share many characteristics which ironically dilute the sense of a clear and common identity that could
facilitate networking as a community. The prospects for building a social network amongst this
constituency can be analysed in terms of theories of social capital and a review of various
experiences. The results suggest that “bridging” to external constituencies with resources is the most
fertile method of community creation, and this driver is central to building social capital via enhanced
relationships in the African journalism education sector.

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5789/5-1-55

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.



ISSN 2073-2740 (online)

Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2011.


Disclaimer:

This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.

SUNJournals Help