An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)




The article aims to reveal the repercussions of the digital environment on the systematic construction of media and communication courses in Jordanian universities, and to monitor the expected gap between the current reality of the curricula and the hoped reality in light of the developments in digital communication. The article focuses on a set of core topics in the media; and compares the theoretical aspect that the media courses offer with the required skill aspect and what the digital environment can add on both sides in terms of editing, directing, photography, speech, presentation, design, montage, and preparation in various media and journalistic practice. The article adopts both quantitative and qualitative approaches using the questionnaire for (33) deans and professors of media faculties in Jordanian universities in which have media department, and interviews with (4) experts and professors of media and communication were interviewed. The article reached a set of results, the most important of which are; the most of the effects of the digital environment in the cognitive aspect of media curricula in media colleges were the inclusion of new digital communication concepts and the publishing of new (curricula) courses. As for skilfully, the curricula included practical units on the digital environment. On the press operations, new patterns had been added in editing that fit the nature of the new communication environment, and the forms of their employment in media operations in a way that suits the digital environment.