Speaking as an Expert
McKee, Alan (2000) Speaking as an Expert. Southern Review: Communication, Politics and Culture, 33(1), pp. 67-73.
This paper takes the experience of appearing as an 'expert' on a talkback radio show as an opportunity to examine the conditions for speaking in the public sphere in contemporary Australia. It first explores the ways in which expertise is devalued; and then suggests that the most useful response to such tendencies is not simply to bemoan the 'populism' of the media, but to engage in attempts to communicate: both with colleagues, and with media workers.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Talk back radio, Expert opinion, Intellectuals, Public debate|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified (200299)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2000 Alan McKee|
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2008|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 23:04|
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