Australian journalism studies after ‘Journalism’: breaking down the disciplinary boundaries (for good)
Harrington, Stephen (2012) Australian journalism studies after ‘Journalism’: breaking down the disciplinary boundaries (for good). Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, 2012(144), pp. 156-162.
This paper argues that if journalism is to remain a relevant and dynamic academic discipline, it must urgently reconsider the constrained, heavily-policed boundaries traditionally placed around it (particularly in Australia). A simple way of achieving this is to redefine its primary object of study: away from specific, rigid, professional inputs, towards an ever-growing range of media outputs. Such a shift may allow the discipline to freely re-assess its pedagogical and epistemological relationships to contemporary newsmaking practices (or, the ‘new’ news).
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Journalism, News, Media, Australia, Higher Education|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 University of Queensland|
|Deposited On:||17 Sep 2012 09:23|
|Last Modified:||15 Feb 2013 21:52|
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