A structured return to the 'Fourth Estate': interviews and inquiry that challenge entrenched authorities' 'knowledge'
Bowman, Leo F. & McIlwaine, Stephen (2004) A structured return to the 'Fourth Estate': interviews and inquiry that challenge entrenched authorities' 'knowledge'. Australian Journalism Review, 26(1), pp. 121-131.
Contemporary debates on the role of journalism in society are continuing the tradition of downplaying the role of proactive journalism - generally situated under the catchphrase of the Fourth Estate - in public policy making. This paper puts the case for the retention of a notion of a proactive form of journalism which can be broadly described as "investigative ", because it is important to the public policy process in modern democracies. It argues that critiques that downplay the potential of this form of journalism are flawed and overly deterministic. Finally. it seeks to illustrate how journalists can proactively inquire in ways that are relevant to the lives ofpeople in a range of settings, and that question elite sources in the interests ofthose people.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 Journalism Education Association of Australia Inc ( JEAA )|
|Deposited On:||28 Jul 2009 00:04|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:28|
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