The Gap between Theory and Practice: A comparative Analysis of Academia and Media Industry in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Pakistan
Keywords:Media Education, Media Industry, Social Media, Digitization, Journalism
Today's journalism graduates are entering a constantly evolving field because of information technology and the emergence of social media. For decades, the gap between journalism education and journalism practice has been a focus of debate in the field and academia. This research attempts to reexamine the gaps between two important institutions of journalism. The study finds if there is still a gap between the curriculum taught at journalism schools and practices carried out in the media industry and the reasons behind it. The experts in both disciplines have been interviewed qualitatively to develop recommendations for viable solutions to the problem. The study concludes that this gap can be reduced through a close liaison between the academicians and journalists working in the field for a long.