Not only students but also ourselves as educators need to prepare for transformative changes.
The media industry is changing these days dramatically (Allen et all., 2015). The challenge is to shift journalism education to prepare journalism students for a radically different future. But actually, the challenge is also, to improve ourselves as educators forming and carrying organizational cultures and related mental models (Senge,1990). Our education systems, including journalism educations, are not designed to address today´s challenges. We need to train our students for an unpredictable and super-complex future, where not even the highest knowledge or skills are enough to ensure that young people get a good life (Barnett, 2004). OECD (2018) predicts that educational institutions are not limited to preparing students for a job it is also about making students to create ‘quality in life’. As Robinson (2017) argues, we should not just reform our education, we must transform them, which includes a focus on our existing and future values. We see two different, but interlinked challenges: 1) An organizational challenge that includes changing cultures and organizational mental models/understandings of e.g., journalism, success, visuals (Senge,1990, Burnett & Evans, 2016,Seismonaut,2019) 2) An educational challenge which is of ontological nature. It includes a focus on the students being rather than the students’ knowledge, which means we need to help the students to learn e.g., to live with eternal uncertainty (Darsø, 2013). In our paper, we will refer to both qualitative and quantitative research results that elaborate on the above-mentioned challenges.