Introduction: Journalism Studies and the Global South- Theory, Practice and Pedagogy

Last Moyo*

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Journalism studies have crystallized into a well-defined sub-discipline in the field of media and communication studies. As a sub-discipline, it has also burgeoned into a tapestry of cultures, epistemologies, ways of knowing and doing that exist in tension or dialogue with each other. The establishment of the Journalism studies journal about two decades ago has created the much-needed platform for cultural ferment and a kind of heterotopia that is necessary to transform the sub-discipline. Needless to say, the debate on decolonizing journalism as a study and practice is increasingly taking shape. Like other disciplines, journalism studies is engaged in a reflective and soul-searching journey about the need to transform itself towards a more diverse and inclusive multicultural theory that is anchored on the values of humanity, social justice, and cognitive justice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1567-1577
Number of pages11
JournalJournalism Studies
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Journalism studies
  • civilizational feminism
  • cognitive justice
  • decolonization
  • multicultural theory
  • trans-epsitemic dialogue


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