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  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Emeritus Professor Alan David Knight October 27, 1949
           - February 20, 2017
    • Abstract: Ubayasiri, Kasun
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Note from the editor
    • Abstract: Richards, Ian
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Lifting journalism research in Australia: Confronting
           issues of quality and international competitiveness in ERA
    • Abstract: Forde, Susan
      This series of papers has arisen following an unexpectedly low submission from Australian institutions to the 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing code in the 2015 ERA return. Of only six institutional submissions to the code, none received an assessment of 4 or 5 ("above world standard" or "well above world standard"). Five institutions (Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, University of South Australia, University of Tasmania and University of Melbourne) received a 3; one institution (La Trobe) received a 2. This is a poor result for the code and does not reflect well on the place of journalism research within the academy. It is also a clear flag from the Australian Research Council that in its view none of the submitting institutions is operating above world standard. This may or may not be accurate - certainly, some of the institutions named here are carrying out excellent research, receiving strong external funding from the ARC and have institutional commitment to building on the strength of journalism. This commitment did not reap rewards in 2015, and so some recalibrating will occur at both the institutional and the Field of Research (FoR) level. This paper sets out to revisit some previous discussions about Australian journalism research, and to use recent results from ERA to identify issues which might suggest our best way forward beyond 2018.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Jill Singer
    • Abstract: Curtis, Maree
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Dangerous journalism: Exploring the rise of dark
           travel writing
    • Abstract: Stubbs, Ben
      In an era when journalism's impact is shrinking and pressure on freelance contributors is increasing, this paper explores travel writing's changing relationship with danger and how some practitioners now manufacture a sense of danger to produce more dynamic and sellable narratives. The nature of exploration in previous centuries allowed travel writers to encounter adventure and peril with greater ease: from Herodotus's Persian wandering in 440 BC to Sir Richard Burton's undercover exploration of Mecca (1855) and Rebecca West's pre-war exploration of Yugoslavia (1941). Today, however, technology and security have drastically reduced the possibilities for travel writers to encounter the unknown. This paper explores the history of dark travel writing - as an extension of dark tourism - and the ways in which some contemporary travel writers are looking for "newness" through the manipulation of dangerous situations. The paper concludes that despite the rise of dark travel writing and the pressures of 21st century publishing, there are still contemporary examples that demonstrate the continued dynamism and popularity of travel writing while reaffirming its place as a valid journalistic format.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Keeping it local: News themes on regional newspaper
           front pages
    • Abstract: Bowd, Kathryn
      Local news is fundamental to the activities of most regional newspapers in Australia. While "local" is a contested term, it has traditionally been used in the Australian regional news media context to refer to issues, events and people occurring or situated within the primary geographical circulation area of a print newspaper. This emphasis on the local extends from what news outlets are reporting to how they report it - and the kinds of understandings they promote about what it means to be part of a regional community. The public-sphere role of such outlets means they are ideally placed to communicate to news audiences ideas about local identity and community. While understandings of community extend beyond geographical considerations, the ongoing emphasis on local news means that geographical location remains at the heart of what regional newspapers do, even at a time when many regional newspapers are becoming less localised because of cost cutting and resource sharing. This paper examines the front pages of a number of Australian regional newspapers over time to explore some of the ideas about regional community and identity that are communicated to news audiences.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Lessons from Reporting Islam - a case study of an
           Australian newspaper's coverage of radicalisation
    • Abstract: Pearson, Mark
      This article uses an analytical best practice schema derived from international studies of media coverage of Islam, ethics and conflict to inform a case study of the coverage of radicalisation in a package of stories entitled "Journey to Jihad" in the national newspaper, The Weekend Australian. The schema contains 20 key points of analysis elicited from the literature. These include questions particular to the coverage of Muslims and Islam along with more generally applicable but highly relevant ethical principles. The case study demonstrates that the treatment of radicalisation in the newspaper's "Journey to Jihad" package falls short of international best practice in important ways that could be improved by paying heed to such questions in future coverage. The author was a chief investigator between 2014 and 2016 of the Australian Commonwealth Government funded project "Reporting Islam". The schema was later extended and developed in consultation with project colleagues to inform other academic analyses, training materials and curricula produced by the project.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Journalism and intellectual life: The exemplary case
           of Donald Horne
    • Abstract: McKnight, David; O'Donnell, Penny
      Anti-intellectualism is widely seen as a feature of the modern mass media, but it is also widely accepted that much debate about ideas occurs through the mass media and that, for example, the mass media has been the prime vehicle for public intellectuals. In this paper, we examine this paradox and argue that there is a strong case that journalism, or parts of it, can be regarded as a form of intellectual practice. We do this by reference to a case study that examines the journalism of commentary and opinion and its use in fashioning a political and social agenda. This concerns Donald Horne's use of the magazines The Observer and the Bulletin to develop a public debate about Australian politics, society and culture. From this debate emerged the book The lucky country (1964) that set an agenda for public debate for at least 10 years.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Classifying journalism research: the international
           experience
    • Abstract: McNair, Brian
      The quality of journalism research in Australia is quite rightly judged alongside that of com parable countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. To enable such comparisons is an important purpose of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise, in which a rating of 3 means that the work of a particular unit of assessment is judged by scholarly peers and the expert ERA panel to be "world standard", 4 means "above world standard" and 5 "well above world standard".

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Journalism: The question is ...
    • Abstract: Nash, Chris
      Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) is "Australia's national research evaluation framework" (ARC 2017a). The framework is founded on a system of research classification that "allows R and D [Research and Development] activity to be categorised according to the field of research. In this respect, it is the methodology used in the R and D that is being considered. The categories in the classification include major fields and related sub-fields of research and emerging areas of study" under investigation (ARC, 2017b, emphasis in original). These stipulations are very straightforward and clear on the one hand, and throw up lots of stimulating challenges on the other. This article argues that if the weaknesses in performance evaluation currently being experienced by the 1903 Field of Research (FoR) of Journalism and Professional Writing are to be satisfactorily remedied, then researchers in that field have to address the two stipulated issues of methodology and relations between their (four digit) sub-field 1903 and the larger (two-digit) Division 19 of Studies in Creative Arts and Writing.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - The future of assessing journalism research in
           Australia
    • Abstract: Lidberg, Johan
      The Australian journalism studies and practice research community in Australia is at a crucial and challenging juncture. This paper will summarise and analyse the outcomes of the first three rounds of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) to lay the foundation for a strategic discussion of where to next for journalism research in Australia. The paper will argue that the journalism research collective in Australia is now faced with a clear choice - to be reactive or pro-active in how it would like journalism research to be assessed beyond 2018.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Uncertainty presents a challenge [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Williams, Louise
      Review(s) of: Writing feature stories (2nd ed.), by Ricketson, M., and Graham, C. (2017), Sydney, Allen and Unwin, ISBN 978 1 76011 369 8, pbk, 373pp, $44.99.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - News as a community 'edifice' [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McNair, Brian
      Review(s) of: Local journalism in a digital world: Theory and practice in the digital age, by Hess, K., and Waller, L. (2017), London, Palgrave MacMillan, ISBN 9781137504760, pbk, 248pp, $29.67.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Journalistic challenges of the public and private:
           Exploring professional and ethical norms
    • Abstract: Stevens, Jeremy; Fuller, Glen
      Journalism has been described as a "profession in a permanent process of becoming" (Deuze and Witschge, 2017, p. 13). This paper investigates a decade of commentary (2006-2015) from news media industry "grey literature" that engages with the ongoing rearticulation of professional norms. We focus on the ethical challenges resulting from changes in part wrought by social media-based communications technologies. Our archive consists of 1156 articles published through US-based Poynter Institute, Nieman Lab and Nieman Reports. Using a "hybrid methodology" (Lewis, Zamith, and Hermida, 2013), we carried out a close reading discourse analysis of the commentary. Our initial goal was to understand the shift in the character of discourse from one organised around a single set of changes ("the digital", "the internet", and so on) to a more multi-dimensional appreciation of such changes. The character of critical commentary itself changes at various points in the archive to engage with problems that are now familiar. These include commentary about the verification of information and the "truth", sourcing techniques, the blurring of public and private spheres and changing behaviours of publicity. Indeed, these ethical and professional challenges for journalists are not new for the most part. Our key finding is that there is a struggle to rearticulate "traditional" norms in order to adapt to the shifting dynamics of online networked media and their ethical and professional implications. In an era of ongoing change, this normative reflex demands further attention.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - From press secretary to political reporter: Editors'
           and politicians' perceptions of partisanship and professionalism
    • Abstract: Fisher, Caroline
      This paper reports on qualitative interviews with 10 Australian news editors and nine Australian politicians about the transition of press secretaries to political journalism and associated issues of partisanship and conflict of interest. Inductive analysis of the interviews revealed the importance of professionalism, reputation and perceptions of partisanship in employment decisions by both politicians and news editors. Politicians prioritised journalistic skill above party membership and news editors were influenced by the former press secretary's reputation as a "spear chucker" or "gun for hire". Although the editors perceived political experience to be valuable, the majority preferred to "launder" returning journalists through a non-political reporting role before allowing them back to political news reporting, thus highlighting a tension between expectations of traditional journalistic professionalism and concerns about partisanship.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Capstone units and the transition from university to
           professional life
    • Abstract: Cullen, Trevor
      Reports on the future of work in 2015 and 2016 reveal that today's graduates face up to seven career changes in their working lifetimes. So it is vital that they develop the skills to adapt to these transitions. Capstone units and experiences have been chosen by the Australian higher education system as the most appropriate mechanism for assisting final-year students to manage the transition from university to professional life. Capstone units are also favoured by journalism educators in Australia. This paper reports the findings and agreements of an 18-month Australian National Teaching Fellowship study that investigated how capstones are viewed and used by journalism educators. The second part of the paper argues that capstone design is often limited to the demonstration of knowledge and skills, but in the ever-changing world of work, graduates also need well-developed personal and professional identities, solid reflective practices and lifelong learning skills.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Contributor notes
    • PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Bringing personal voice to life [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Englert, Jonathan
      Review(s) of: Big blue sky: A memoir, by Garrett, P. (2015), Sydney, Allen and Unwin. ISBN 978-1-76011-041 3, pbk, 448pp, $49.99.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Stories behind the images [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Ricketson, Matthew
      Review(s) of: Shooting the picture: press photography in Australia, by Anderson, F., and Young, S. (2016), Melbourne, MUP. ISBN 9780522868555, pbk, ebk, 359pp, $45 pbk.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Valuable insights on ethical dilemmas [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Ruwanpura, Varunika
      Review(s) of: The media and the massacre: Port Arthur 1996-2016, by Voumard, S. (2016), Melbourne, Transit Lounge, ISBN 9780994395719, pbk, 224pp, $29.95

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Gatekeeping in digital age [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Josephi, Beate
      Review(s) of: Gatekeeping in transition, by Vos, T. P., and Heinderyckx, F. (Eds.) (2015), New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415731614, hbk, pbk, ebk, 278pp, US$109.50 hbk, US$43.95 pbk, A$54.30 ebk.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Panoply of approaches to education [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Dodd, Andrew
      Review(s) of: Global journalism education in the 21st century: challenges and innovations, by Goodman, R., and Steyn, E. (Eds.). (2017), Austin: University of Texas, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, ISBN 1587903881, pbk, also available as ebk, 496pp, $34.87 pbk.

      PubDate: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:19:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Way-finder on a contested journey [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Muller, Denis
      Review(s) of: Media innovation and disruption, by Dodd, A., and Sykes, H. (Eds.). (2016), Future Leaders, Melbourne, ISBN 9780994404435, pbk, 159pp, free.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Global view of political journalism [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McGuinness, Kieran
      Review(s) of: Comparing political journalism, by De Vreese, C., Esser, F., and Hopman, D. N. (Eds), (2017), Abingdon, Routledge, ISBN 978113865586, hbk, pbk, ebk, 200 pp, hbk 90 pounds, pbk 26.99 pounds, ebk $US36.22.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Prime Minister fisher and the press [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Putnis, Peter
      Review(s) of: Andrew fisher and the news media, by Sykes, J. (2015), Thirroul, NSW, Jolyon Sykes, ISBN 9780994279613, pbk, 24pp, $5.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Honouring genre with depth and pace [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Voumard, Sonya
      Review(s) of: Behind the text: Candid conversations with Australian creative nonfiction writers, by Joseph, S. (2016), Melbourne, Hybrid Publishers, ISBN 9781925272475 (pbk), pbk, ebk, 250pp, pbk $A29.95, ebk $US7.66.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Insightful but uneven [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Fuller, Glen
      Review(s) of: Social media: Communication, sharing and visibility, by New York and London, Routledge, ISBN 9780415712248, pbk, hbk, ebk, 170pp, 24.99 pounds pbk.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Contributor notes
    • PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Busting political exclusion myths [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Donnell, Penny
      Review(s) of: Journalism and political exclusion: Social conditions of news production and recep tion, by Clarke, D. M. (2014), Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press, ISBN 9780773542822, pbk, hbk, ebk, 376pp, $34.95 pbk, $110 hbk.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - The disclosure disconnect: Ideals of transparency and
           editorial reality
    • Abstract: Fisher, Caroline
      Disclosure of a journalist's interests is one of a range of transparency measures being advocated to help lift levels of accountability and public trust in journalism. However, there is a lack of consensus about the efficacy of this type of personal disclosure and how it should be performed. This paper reports on inductive analysis of semi-structured interviews with 10 Australian news editors about managing the transition of former reporters from press secretary to political journalist. The data revealed disagreement about the need for former political staffers to declare their previous employment to the audience once they became political news reporters. However, all argued reporters should be judged on their journalism practice and not on their CV. This paper highlights the tension between the ideal of transparency and the ongoing reliance on the norm of objectivity in conceptions of journalistic professionalism.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Uncertainty framing and the IPCC 'Fifth assessment
           report'
    • Abstract: Miliauskas, Anna; Anderson, Heather
      The issue of climate change has been a major focus of reporting in the Western media for some years, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been at the centre of much of this coverage. But while reportage of the most recent report of the IPCC has been extensively monitored elsewhere, it has received less attention in Australia. This paper examines coverage by Australia's national newspaper, The Australian, of the Fifth assessment report (AR5) of the IPCC, released in 2013-14. The paper examines the key frames manifested in the newspaper's coverage of the AR5, and concludes that, overall, the report was principally mediated within an uncertainty frame.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Public mission as strategy for future Australian local
           government communication
    • Abstract: Simmons, Peter; Erskine, Victoria
      Most Australian local governments (LGOVs) employ at least one professional communicator, but there are few sector-wide professional principles to guide LGOV communication practice. This paper examines challenges for councils and ways that LGOV communication may be conceptualised in the future. Councils and their communicators find themselves between pressures to change for an uncertain future and pressures to protect a status quo that no longer exists. Communities and their communication technologies are trending towards more open communication: expecting more participatory interaction and organisational responsiveness. Digitised mediatisation is compelling LGOVs to expand a longstanding reliance on traditional media and broadcasting information to include more listening and interaction. The analysis here strongly supports the alignment of communication strategy with the public mission of local government. It recommends umbrella principles for LGOV communicators that include commitment to plurality in decision process contributions, outreach to interested and affected stakeholders and transparency in processes with accountability to stakeholders for awareness, timing and outcomes.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - The poverty of parochialism: Why journalism ethics
           should go global
    • Abstract: Ward, Stephen JA
      This article argues that journalism needs to move from a practice shaped by parochial values to a practice guided by global values. The article begins by explaining the distinction between being parochial and being global in one's values. The distinction is used to distinguish between parochial and global journalism, from an ethical perspective. The article's second half examines how the adoption of a global journalism ethic would change and improve journalism and its coverage of global issues. The article concludes by considering ways to realise a global ethic in journalism practice.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - 'It has a bleak future': The effects of job loss on
           regional and rural journalism in Australia
    • Abstract: Zion, Lawrie; Sherwood, Merryn; O'Donnell, Penny; Dodd, Andrew; Ricketson, Matthew; Marjoribanks, Timothy
      Severe contractions in the Australian media landscape have led to a loss of jobs in major metropolitan newsrooms. In 2015, those cuts spread significantly to regional and rural newsrooms. This paper explores the effects of job loss on rural and regional journalism through a survey of 31 journalists working at rural and regional media organisations whose positions were made redundant from 2012 to 2015. As well as providing accounts of their personal redundancy experiences, this paper explores the participants' opinions of regional and rural journalism. It concludes that those whose positions in local journalism have become redundant are concerned about the resources of local newsrooms and the quality of journalism these newsrooms can subsequently produce.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Digital media and local democracy: News media, local
           governments and civic action
    • Abstract: Freeman, Julie; Hutchins, Brett
      The study of digital media and political action must consider variations in media ecologies to account for the ways in which contextually specific circumstances influence the character of local democratic participation. This article argues for this need by synthesising the disconnected literatures on Australian communications infrastructures, municipal governments and local news media. It reveals uneven levels of connectivity, restricted digital government practices and a decreasing capacity of local newsrooms and journalists to cover local politics. These problems coalesce to create risks of ill-informed citizenries, illegitimate local decision making and minimally accountable local governments. This situation contributes to the democratic marginalisation of communities, with political power remaining embedded within the hierarchal decision making system of Australian local government.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Journalists versus public relations practitioners:
           Power and agency at a media conference
    • Abstract: Sissons, Helen
      This article investigates interactions between journalists and a local authority's public relations team captured on video during an organised visit to a waterfront development site in New Zealand. Three interactions, which are part of a larger ethnographic study, are examined from Goffman's dramaturgy perspective. The performance displayed by the public relations practitioners (PRPs) and its reception by journalists are analysed in detail from both a verbal and a non-verbal perspective. The article provides new evidence of how PRPs' efforts to manage interactions, by controlling access to a media conference as well as the sources of information, enabled them to manipulate the way the journalists covered the subsequent news stories.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Twitter feeders: An analysis of dominant 'voices' and
           patterns in a local government mosque controversy
    • Abstract: Waller, Lisa; Hess, Kristy; Demetrious, Kristin
      Intense mainstream news coverage, graphic media spectacle and national political attention dominated public discussion about a local planning proposal to build a $3 million mosque complex in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo in 2014-2016. This article focuses on a study of Twitter and its relationship to the public issue. It employs a "geo-social" framework to examine how the mosque controversy entered wider information flows and engaged political power beyond the local. It provides contextually specific evidence of mainstream media and elite level actors dominating Twitter during deliberations over a local government planning issue. The analysis reveals how Twitter use in this case was shaped around legacy media logics, such as "old" news values and traditional power structures, rather than generating wide participatory public discussion and engagement on the issue.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Local authority codes of conduct: Anti-conflict and
           anti-media?
    • Abstract: Strong, Catherine
      New Zealand may be a global beacon of media and political freedom, but journalists find it difficult to cover local authorities that want to conduct business outside the public glare. This is not a new problem, but this paper exposes how some local authorities have embedded codes of conduct that restrict elected members from criticising councils in the media. Although some councils defend the wording as ineffective and find that councillors still express robust critical views, journalists report the opposite. Journalists identify this wording as a dangerous form of sanitised democracy.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Roles, routines, and responsibilities: The 3Rs of
           educating journalists for local government reporting
    • Abstract: English, Peter; Fynes-Clinton, Jane; Barnes, Renee
      In this era of cutbacks and restructuring, journalism graduates covering local government rounds in the regions are thrown organisational, ethical and practical challenges once reserved for more senior reporters. The changing environment has forced educators to rethink ways students are taught to report in this vital area. A pilot study of 13 recent University of the Sunshine Coast journalism graduates employed in regional newsrooms found that while they felt prepared for practical and ethical challenges, almost all of them were unprepared for the workload. They also reported that increased pressures had led to a dilution of the watchdog role.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Rethinking news media and local government:
           Journalism, politics and symbolic power
    • Abstract: Hess, Kristy; Waller, Lisa
      This essay explores why the relationship between news media and local government has been of little interest in journalism studies, especially in the Australian context. We argue that the reasons are complex but can be traced to issues of symbolic recognition and legitimacy. An overview of local government and news media in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand grounds the discussion in journalism and democratic theory. We draw on Bourdieu's tradition of field-based research and theories of media power to highlight the important role 19th-century newspapers played in the establishment of municipalities. We then argue that local government's omission from the Australian Constitution relates to issues of legitimacy and recognition that are reflected in the wider field of power and perpetuated within journalism practice and scholarship. Finally, practitioner perspectives and contemporary research underline the need for critical engagement and inquiry that recognise the fundamental importance of news and politics closest to the people.

      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Note from the editor
    • Abstract: Richards, Ian
      PubDate: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:49 GMT
       
 
 
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