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Editorial Asia Pacific Media Educator 26(2) 129–131 © 2016 University of Wollongong, Australia SAGE Publications sagepub.in/home.nav DOI: 10.1177/1326365X16676696 http://ame.sagepub.com Allusions to an ‘Asia-centric’ media education and research underscore continuing attempts by academics to rethink and challenge the universality of ‘West-centric’ scholarship, which at times is perceived as a form of academic imperialism. Socio-cultural values, politico-economic systems and epistemological foundations are usually cited to rationalize the need to look at developments in media education, media research and journalism practices in Asia from within the diverse Asian environments. It was at a regional conference on ‘Asian values in the media’ in Jakarta, Indonesia, in June 1995 when I saw this need for a journal that could address these issues. Casual conversations with colleagues and journalists at the conference reinforced my conviction, which led to the foundation of Asia Pacific Media Educator (APME) in early 1996. The inaugural issue can be viewed at the University of Wollongong repository site at: http://ro.uow.edu.au/apme/ vol1/iss1/ For more than 20 years now, APME has kept its original objectives intact: ‘To generate dialogue among media educators, researchers and practitioners by publishing their informed analysis of media production and texts, and innovations in media education and training … to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asia Pacific Media Educator SAGE

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SAGE
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© 2016 University of Wollongong
ISSN
1326-365X
eISSN
2321-5410
DOI
10.1177/1326365X16676696
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Abstract

Asia Pacific Media Educator 26(2) 129–131 © 2016 University of Wollongong, Australia SAGE Publications sagepub.in/home.nav DOI: 10.1177/1326365X16676696 http://ame.sagepub.com Allusions to an ‘Asia-centric’ media education and research underscore continuing attempts by academics to rethink and challenge the universality of ‘West-centric’ scholarship, which at times is perceived as a form of academic imperialism. Socio-cultural values, politico-economic systems and epistemological foundations are usually cited to rationalize the need to look at developments in media education, media research and journalism practices in Asia from within the diverse Asian environments. It was at a regional conference on ‘Asian values in the media’ in Jakarta, Indonesia, in June 1995 when I saw this need for a journal that could address these issues. Casual conversations with colleagues and journalists at the conference reinforced my conviction, which led to the foundation of Asia Pacific Media Educator (APME) in early 1996. The inaugural issue can be viewed at the University of Wollongong repository site at: http://ro.uow.edu.au/apme/ vol1/iss1/ For more than 20 years now, APME has kept its original objectives intact: ‘To generate dialogue among media educators, researchers and practitioners by publishing their informed analysis of media production and texts, and innovations in media education and training … to

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Published: Dec 1, 2016

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