Vol. XVI (1)



Fernando Gutiérrez Atala. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2289-9224
Javier Odriozola Chéné. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8595-1950
Juan José Domínguez Panamá. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4268-9099



Ecuador´s, Chile´s and Mexico´s journalists’ satisfaction in relation to university education and its implications in professional practice



In the context of an information and knowledge society in which technological development is moving ahead at a staggering speed, probing the sense of sufficiency in the graduates active in the field of work is presented as an imperative need for the profession´s improvement and its teaching. The objective of this study is to determine the journalistic perception about university education and the satisfaction level of journalists with their university education, including aspects of technical, theoretical and practical management. To meet this aim, forty semi-structured interviews have been conducted with active Chilean, Ecuadorian and Mexican journalists, from the four media (press, television, radio and internet). The findings show that although the importance given to academic training in professional development varies according to the country, Chilean, Ecuadorian and Mexican journalists perceive a series of shortcomings in their educational systems, which needs a reframing of Communication and Journalism careers.


journalism, professional practice, influence factors, education, Latin America


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Fernando Gutiérrez Atala es Doctor en Ciencias de la Información por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y periodista. Jefe y académico del Magíster en Comunicación Creativa de la Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción (Chile). fgutierrez@ucsc.cl, http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2289-9224

Javier Odriozola Chéné es Doctor en Periodismo por la Universidad del País Vasco, Profesor titular y Director de la Maestría de Investigación en Comunicación Digital de la Universidad de Los Hemisferios (Ecuador). javiero@uhemisferios.edu.ec, http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8595-1950

Juan José Domínguez Panamá es Licenciado en Comunicación y Maestro en Periodismo en la Universidad Veracruzana (México). Es investigador y doctorando en Estudios Socioculturales en la Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes. josedominguez@uv.mx, http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4268-9099


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