Development journalism

Xu Xiaoge

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Development journalism debuted in Asia in the late 1960s when the idea of communication for development was garnering support academically and politically, especially among the newly independent nations. Theoretically equipped with the proliferating development communication paradigm, journalism was believed and expected to play a key role in facilitating and fostering national development. Such a belief and expectation constituted the driving forces behind the rising popularity of development journalism among developing nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. And it remains vital and vibrant as a journalism practice despite criticisms and prejudices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Journalism Studies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)0203877683, 9781135592011
ISBN (Print)0805863427, 9780805863437
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)
  • Social Sciences (all)


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