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Speaking as an Expert

McKee, Alan (2000) Speaking as an Expert. Southern Review: Communication, Politics and Culture, 33(1), pp. 67-73.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 14930
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Talk back radio, Expert opinion, Intellectuals, Public debate
ISSN: ISBN 0038-4526
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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