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  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Note from the editor
    • Abstract: Richards, Ian
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - JERAA@40: Towards a history of the professional
           association of Australian journalism academics
    • Abstract: O'Donnell, Penny; van Heekeren, Margaret
      The professional association representing Australian journalism educators was established in 1975. This article, on the occasion of the association's 40th anniversary, traces the history and evaluates the role of the Australian Association for Tertiary Education in Journalism (AATEJ) and its successors, the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA). It finds collegiality and a desire to improve standards of journalism teaching have endured as key features of the group's ethos. More recently, the association has taken a leadership role in the contested area of research development and, less consistently, adhered to a founding objective to champion free expression. The authors conclude that this repositioning of the association beyond its capacity as a support group for journalism educators raises the question of whether the time has come to renew the traditional mission statement and rejuvenate JERAA's public profile to account for its newfound disciplinary leadership.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - The longer the better': Calibrating truth claims
           in literary journalism
    • Abstract: Kremmer, Christopher
      The revival of long-form journalism has provoked considerable opti-mism in an otherwise uncertain climate of news media disruption and convergence. But, exciting as the latest boom in a much-loved sub-genre of non-fiction may be, the new wave confronts the same critical and ethical challenges as its earlier iterations. In recent years, claims of inaccuracy, misrepresentation, appropriation and bias have been levelled at authors of commercially successful narrative non-fiction books. In this article, the interplay of literary and journalistic elements and practices is examined in literary journalism, a hybrid form of narrative that uses literary techniques in an effort to convey "deeper perspectives" than is possible in news reports (Sims, 1995, p. 19). Three works of book-length narrative non-fiction by well-known Australian authors - Helen Garner's This house of grief: the story of a murder trial (2014a); Nine parts of desire: the hidden world of Islamic women (1994) by Geraldine Brooks; and Anna Funder's Stasiland (2003) - are assessed for their journalistic qualities with reference to criteria posited as defining by Lounsberry (1990), Kovach and Rosenstiel (2007), Kramer (1995) and Ricketson (2014). The effect of research methods and narration on the analytical aspects of the texts is then considered by comparing the author's aims with the outcomes and conclusions of their inquiries.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Creating history: Literary journalism and Ned Kelly's
           last stand
    • Abstract: McDonald, Willa; Davies, Kerrie
      Ned Kelly is iconic in Australian settler culture. The story of the Irish bushranger has inspired numerous books, movies, television series, comics and artwork. A notorious figure, he is most often remembered as the archetypal folk hero battling for survival under the harsh conditions imposed by the British establishment. But where did his story begin' In 1880, four Melbourne journalists travelled on the police train to Glenrowan to cover the intended capture of the Kelly gang that would later lead to Kelly's hanging. J. D. Melvin (Argus), Thomas Carrington (The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil), John McWhirter (The Age) and George Allen (Melbourne Daily Telegraph) went beyond the role of reporters and became participants in the action. The resulting articles recounted the famous siege in detail, relaying atmosphere, conversations and character in ways that would underpin the cultural myths of Kelly and his gang over the next 135 years. This paper analyses the narrative journalism from the siege at Glenrowan while investigating its role - particularly the evocative imagery of Carrington's literary journalism - in the construction of the cultural mythology surrounding Ned Kelly's "last stand".

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Guest editors
    • Abstract: Ricketson, Matthew; Joseph, Sue
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Forty years on: A personal reflection
    • Abstract: Patching, Roger
      It is a privilege to be asked to reflect on nearly 40 years of involvement with our professional association. Although I wasn't at the inaugural meeting in Bathurst in 1975, it has been my pleasure to play what I hope was an active role in the association for at least 36 years of those first four decades. It has been "quite a ride", from what started as a small group of like-minded journalists-turned-academics to what has become the multi-faceted organisation we see today.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Bad hair days and the good of Pamela Bone's literary
           journalism
    • Abstract: Rickett, Carolyn
      As a recipient of the United Nations media peace prize, Pamela Bone was noted for her fearless reporting on humanitarian, gender and social justice issues. While some of her columns invited controversy, "even when people disagreed with her, they respected and understood what she wrote came from her heart and mind and her great moral clarity" (Gawenda, quoted in Chandler, 2008, n.p.). Retiring from The Age newspaper at the end of 2005, Bone accepted an invitation from Melbourne University Press to write a memoir about her cancer experience. Her reluctance to write confessional columns was finally converted into a candid account of her terminal prognosis, using the form of literary journalism. This paper explores the therapeutic value of Bone's Bad hair days, and the wider contribution of her autobiographical voicing of illness.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Pioneers and millennials: Two moments in Portuguese
           literary journalism
    • Abstract: Soares, Isabel
      In the late 19th century, many Portuguese journalists used literary journalism to report on a number of issues that plagued modern societies: the plight of the urban poor, the evils of over-industrialisation and the rapacity of imperialism. The genre endured and is still a staple of Portuguese journalism, frequently known as reportagem, or long-form reporting. The human-interest factor continues to be a priority in contemporary Portuguese literary journalism, which has also adapted to the newer formats of photojournalism and television, as well as online. This paper unveils examples of literary journalism published in Portuguese by Portuguese journalists; it also aims to draw a comparison between the first generation of Portuguese literary journalists in the last quarter of the 19th century and those who bring it to light in the post-millennium years. What topics interest these two generations of literary journalists, and how Portuguese-written literary journalism is characterised in these two decisive periods, are the main questions addressed in this article.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Travel writing: An exploration of its place within
           journalism
    • Abstract: Stubbs, Ben
      Travel writing is a non-fiction form that draws on subjective, immersive and narrative-based techniques. It is often seen as a more creative and literary pursuit with less journalistic value, despite its strong record of influence on a plurality of forms such as history and ethnography, and its contribution to the understanding of global tourism. This paper explores the possibility that travel writing, when employing various devices such as a contract of truthfulness, evidence of a double story and an acceptance of rigorous subjectivism, might enrich modern journalism and be more readily recognised as a sub-genre of literary journalism. This will be demonstrated through an analysis of the work of three Australian travel writers: Christopher Kremmer, Nicolas Rothwell and Patrick Holland.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - David Marr's the prince: Faith, sex abuse and
           narrative authority in literary journalism
    • Abstract: O'Donnell, Marcus
      David Marr has worked as a journalist across television, radio, print and online media. Although this impressive body of work is necessarily varied, Marr has said his recent work was governed by three underlying purposes: "Making sense of complex events, turning evidence into narrative, tracking power in Australia" (Eisenhuth and McDonald, 2007, p. 35). This article looks at one of the recurring themes in Marr's work: the role of religion in Australia. It examines the way Marr tracks the complex relationships of religious power by turning evidence into narrative, and the complex strategies that he employs to ensure narrative authority in a complex and controversial area. It focuses on The prince (2014), a biographical investigation of Cardinal George Pell and the Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis. As both a broadcaster and an author, Marr's work is performative and investigative. The paper argues that this strong performative voice in Marr's work is a critical part of its success and an intrinsic part of the way he turns evidence into narrative, and provides a case study for the way narrative authority is exercised in literary journalism.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - From journalism to literature: Borges, Critica and the
           'Universal history of infamy' as an experiment in democratic dialogue
    • Abstract: Calvi, Pablo
      Jorge Luis Borges' narrative works have gathered attention around the world. But Borges' early narrative exercises, which could be generally classified as non-fiction, have only recently started garnering critics' interest. Borges' Universal history of infamy (UHI), the writer's first narrative effort, is composed of a series of short stories the Argentine published in instalments in 1933-34 in Revista multicolor de los Sabados, a pullout section of Buenos Aires' evening newspaper Critica. The relevance of UHI to storytelling and journalism is multifaceted. On the one hand, the narrations show the formative exercises in prose of an author who would go on to become one of the most important fiction writers of the 20th century. On the other hand, UHI opens a window into Borges' approach to factuality, storytelling and the role of the mass press in a young, modern democracy. This paper considers UHI and, in particular, one of the most salient stories of the series, "Monk Eastman, purveyor of iniquities", in a new contextual light. UHI is read as a production of a daily tabloid, but also as intended Saturday entertainment for the lower-middle class readers who in the early 1930s followed Critica newspaper. It is also considered as part of a literary apparatus and, finally, as a bridging production, meant to establish a connection between readers and their world in the context of a new democratic society.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Chasing the future: Journalists writing political
           history
    • Abstract: Mullins, Patrick
      Journalists writing books of contemporary political history in Australia have generally drawn upon the model that was established by Warren Denning (1937), consolidated and popularised by Alan Reid (1969; 1971; 1976) and augmented by Paul Kelly (1976; 1984; 1992; 1995; 2009a; 2014). By some reckoning, this approach has reached its "zenith" (Bramston, 2014), with an inevitable question begging what should come next. This article studies the development of the genre and - using the work of Kelly as an exemplar of the traditional approach - explores how contemporary practitioners George Megalogenis and Annabel Crabb are finding new directions for its application.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Ideal companion to key debates [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Richards, Ian
      Review(s) of: The Routledge companion to alternative and community media, by Atton, C. (Ed.). (2015), Abingdon, Routledge, ISBN 9780415644044, hbk, $238 (also available as ebk).

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  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Well-researched exploration [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Josephi, Beate
      Review(s) of: Foreign correspondents and international newsgathering - the role of fixers, by Murrell, C. (2015), New York, Routledge, ISBN-13 9780415733359, Kindle, hbk, 176pp, $45.60 Kindle, $145 hbk.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Solid overview of FOI scholarship [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lidberg, Johan
      Review(s) of: FOI 10 years on: freedom fighting or lazy journalism', by Felle, T., and Mair, J. (Eds.), (2015), Suffolk, Abramis, ISBN 9781845496463, pbk, 286pp, $45.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Developing skills in intercultural communication and
           international reporting through work integrated learning courses
    • Abstract: Woolley, Bruce
      This article examines a series of immersive intercultural learning experiences created for journalism students at the University of Queensland and conducted in Vietnam and Australia since 2012. The courses were designed as Work Integrated Learning projects - in short, learning by doing. They were also, as far as possible, meant to replicate "real-world" conditions of daily reporting in a foreign country. Computer-assisted content analysis and separate editorial coding based on the system developed for UNESCO's Global Media Project both reveal increased sophistication in the selection and treatment of stories from the first course to the most recent iteration. Reflections by the researcher and the students also indicate a rising level of editorial and technical capability as well as self-confidence over the duration of the courses. A longitudinal perspective is achieved through structured email interviews with several students from each of the courses, several months and in some cases several years after they took part. This investigation concludes that such courses serve a valuable role in the undergraduate journalism curriculum and can be provided cost-effectively for small groups of highly motivated students.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Who's in the news': Sourcing priorities in
           regional newspapers
    • Abstract: Bowd, Kathryn
      Australia's regional newspapers are overwhelmingly local in their news focus, concentrating primarily or entirely on events, issues and people within the geographical borders of their print circulation area. In so doing, they position themselves as central to local communication networks, and as providers of a "voice" for their communities, both geographical and interest-based. For such publications, geographical location is a key definer of news, even though most also have a growing online and social media presence. This concentration on local content is one of the factors that suggests a closer link between newspapers and communities in regional areas than is typically the case in larger population centres. It also suggests a preference for local sources of news - and in particular local people as providers of information and opinion. This in turn raises questions about the extent to which regional newspapers follow Western journalism conventions that foreground the use of authoritative, or "official", sources. This paper reports on the findings of a study that examined sourcing, and particularly prioritisation of sources, at regional newspapers in four states of Australia over time. It found that, although the majority of the sources quoted on the front pages of these newspapers were local, the publications demonstrated a strong preference for authoritative sources.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Radio: A more equitable platform for female
           journalists'
    • Abstract: North, Louise
      Little scholarly attention has been paid to the characteristics and experiences of female journalists who work in Australian radio. This paper draws from the author's "Women in the Australian News Media" survey to provide a baseline profile and compare and contrast their newsroom experiences with those of female journalists in television and newspaper/online platforms. The survey finds some noteworthy differences: women in radio experience lower levels of sexual harassment; are more likely to have children than their colleagues in other platforms; and are the only cohort who say that men and women are equally represented in decision-making roles in their organisations. Nevertheless, they are more likely to be clustered in low to mid-range income brackets and, when it comes to story allocation, women across all platforms agree that there are still news areas that are traditionally allocated to male reporters. Overall, this paper argues that while women in radio experience gender discrimination at various levels, their responses in this survey indicate that it is less than that experienced by female journalists in other media platforms.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Afterword: Literary journalism - the personal and the
           political
    • Abstract: Keeble, Richard Lance
      I have always been fascinated by the journalism of George Orwell. While on sabbatical in 2000, I wrote my first academic paper looking at Orwell's work - his reporting from continental Europe of the final days of World War II. A few years later I wrote another paper on Orwell - this time examining the "As I please" columns he wrote for the leftist journal, Tribune, from 1943 to 1947. But I couldn't find a journal editor interested. So I decided to edit a book with a colleague from Gloucester University drawing together a number of essays on literary journalists, and slot my Orwell piece into it. At the time, I was mainly teaching human rights, investigative reporting and peace journalism and knew very little about literary journalism as a separate academic discipline. So, with the support of friends and colleagues, I quickly had to immerse myself in the literature!

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  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Contributor notes
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  • Volume 37 Issue 2 - Revisiting a challenged concept [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bowman, Leo
      Review(s) of: Gatekeeping in transition, by Vos, T. P., and Heinderyckx, F. (Eds), (2015), New York, Routledge, Print, ISBN 9780415731614, eBook ISBN 9781315849652, Adobe ISBN 9781317910527, hbk, ebk, 292pp; $132 hbk; $48.50 ebk.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Note from the editor
    • Abstract: Richards, Ian
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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Australian journalism students' professional views and
           news consumption: Results from a representative study
    • Abstract: Hanusch, Folker; Clifford, Katrina; Davies, Kayt; English, Peter; Fulton, Janet; Lindgren, Mia; O'Donnell, Penny; Price, Jenna; Richards, Ian; Zion, Lawrie
      Journalism education's role in shaping students' professional views has been a topic of interest among scholars for the past decade in particular. Increasing numbers of studies are concerned with examining students' backgrounds and views in order to identify what role exposure to the tertiary environment may play in socialising them into the industry. This study reports on the results of the largest survey of Australian journalism students undertaken to date, with a sample size of 1884 students. The study finds that time spent studying journalism appears to be related to changes in role perceptions and news consumption. Final-year students are significantly more likely to support journalism's watchdog role and to reject consumer-oriented and "loyal" roles. They also consume more news than first-year students. On the other hand, journalism education appears to have little impact on views of controversial practices, with only marginal differences between final- and first-year students.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - From punctuated equilibrium to threatened species: The
           evolution of Australian newspaper circulation and ownership
    • Abstract: Tiffen, Rodney
      Gould and Eldredge's conception of evolution as punctuated equilibrium (Gould, 2002) fits the development of Australian daily newspaper circulation and ownership very well. In most periods there is near stability, but sometimes there is dramatic and decisive movement. In ownership, the trend has been overwhelmingly towards ever greater concentration, such that two companies now account for almost 90 per cent of daily circulation, almost certainly a greater concentration than in any other country. The advent of television in 1956 did not dramatically impact on newspaper circulation, which in absolute terms kept rising. However, relative to population, circulation began to decline soon after World War II. Despite this, and despite downward shifts in the press's share of the growing advertising market, it remained a broadly profitable industry for several decades. Only from around 1990 did total circulation begin to fall, principally due to the closure of afternoon papers. It is only in the past decade that, due primarily to the digital revolution, the fall in print circulation (and advertising revenue) has become precipitate, such that now the future of the industry is in doubt.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Early reminders: Anzac Day in three Victorian country
           newspapers 1916-1925
    • Abstract: Waller, Lisa; Holberton, Simon
      This article explores how three Victorian country newspapers shaped and reinforced the collective memory of Anzac Day in its first decade, from 1916 to 1925. It draws on a sample of 300 articles, and looks to scholarship on journalism and memory to generate understandings of these newspapers' important role as co-creators and protectors of Anzac Day commemoration. The sample provides evidence that Anzac Day coverage was thematically consistent from the start. The analysis highlights journalists' roles as patriotic cheerleaders for a new, national identity; as collaborators with other social institutions in establishing the commemoration tradition; and as boundary riders, who patrolled less than acceptable Anzac Day behaviour. This role is most striking when communities failed to mark Anzac Day in the early years, as this article reveals.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Media use of drones - ethics, law and the emerging
           'two-tier' system of regulation
    • Abstract: Worboys, Sam; Pearson, Mark
      Drones - also known as "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" (UAVs), "Unmanned Aircraft Systems" (UASs) or "Remotely Piloted Aircraft" (RPA) - have been scrutinised for their military use, but are also emerging as a civilian commercial industry with numerous applications. Their use by the news media has prompted a host of ethical, legal and regulatory dilemmas internationally. While they have clear utility as newsgathering devices, their operation triggers ethical dilemmas of public safety and privacy; legal issues of trespass, nuisance, privacy and confidentiality; and regulatory challenges for aviation authorities tasked with defining and policing their safe use in civil airspace. This article defines and explains the basic principles of drones; reviews literature on selected international developments in media use of drones; and categorises the key ethical, legal and regulatory considerations before applying them to the Australian legal and regulatory context and considering the prospects for news media use of drones in Australia. It details case studies that raise the prospect of the emergence of a "two-tier" regulatory system, whereby hobbyists and citizen journalists can effectively fly their drones "under the regulatory radar" and gather footage during unfolding news events in situations where regulations preclude media outlets and other commercial operators from drone operation.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Shaping the news: Media advisers under the Howard and
           Rudd governments
    • Abstract: McKnight, David
      Both the last government of John Howard (2004-2007) and the first Rudd Government (2007-2010) attempted to set a daily news agenda through a series of practices co-ordinated by media advisers within the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). These practices - which include the calculated timing of news releases, co-operation with selected journalists, the use of "exclusives" to shape the news and the employment of polling and focus groups to shape messages - are sometimes controversial. This article explores news management and spin in their own terms, as practices in political conflict. It does so using interviews with 28 media advisers who worked for ministers in the last Howard and first Rudd governments (2004-2010). It aims to establish a picture of the normal functioning of media advice as part of the shaping of news and the daily political processes of governments.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Vacated marketplace: A lost battle for editorial
           independence in the Catholic press
    • Abstract: Carey, Robert
      The battle for press freedom in Western democracies has for the most part been won. On a smaller stage, a parallel battle for editorial freedom was fought in the 1960s in the Catholic press in Australia. Recent history shows that battle lost, and a Catholic press reduced, in the main, to a series of house journals. Nevertheless, the struggle for editorial integrity fought at Melbourne's Catholic paper 'The Advocate' in the 1960s demonstrated an alternative paradigm to the default position: a vision for a Catholic press which attempted to hold up a truthful mirror to itself, with professional editors allowed to do their job without excessive interference. While the Catholic press was ahead of the decline which has beset newspapers in general, the vision of a robust and independent Catholic media remains a desirable goal for those looking for more transparent Church governance. The paper concludes that such transparency may be found in new Catholic voices emerging online, which bypass the house journals.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Trauma training in Australia and New Zealand:
           Necessary but confusing
    • Abstract: Barnes, Lyn
      Many journalism educators in Australia and New Zealand are confused about what and how to teach students when it comes to grief and trauma. A survey was designed to ascertain what was being taught in trauma training and how much time was being spent on it. Findings suggest that although most journalism programs address the issue in some way, there are inconsistencies in content and methodology. Only two of the 16 respondents considered their coverage was adequate, and 10 felt not enough time was spent on the subject. The thematic analysis identified key suggestions, including guidelines to eliminate some of the confusion about what should be covered and what resources to use.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Pushback journalism: Twitter, user engagement and
           journalism students' responses to 'The Australian'
    • Abstract: O'Donnell, Penny; Hutchinson, Jonathon
      This article examines journalism students' responses to claims in 'The Australian', made in October 2014, alleging some of Australia's top universities were indoctrinating rather than educating future journalists. It reports the findings of a case study of user engagement with the story, including social media network and sentiment analysis of the resulting Twitter conversation. We found evidence of what we term "pushback journalism", a new type of user engagement by younger people. Journalism students and other interested users converged to "rewrite" the indoctrination story - using wit, irony and humour as well as argument - with the aim of setting the record straight from their perspectives. In contrast to Australian social media research on adversarial relationships between professional and amateur journalists, we argue "pushback journalism" provides evidence of contiguous but critical relationships between the current generation of professional journalists and upcoming journalists-in-training, based on different if overlapping ideas about, and experiences of, journalism education, media careers and the future of news.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Voices of asylum: An exploration of the role of radio
           in the asylum-seeker debate
    • Abstract: Anderson, Heather
      This paper examines the ways radio news and current affairs in Australia contribute to public discussion on asylum-seeker/refugee issues, and considers the range of alternative perspectives being presented by community radio. This is achieved through a focus on the types of sources used in news and current affairs programming. A pilot content analysis study was conducted alongside interviews with key stakeholders involved in community radio broadcasting, including station managers, broadcasters, journalists and producers, to tease out some of the issues mentioned above. The research aims to introduce community radio into the academic debate surrounding news media representation of asylum seekers and refugees which has, to date, been neglected.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Next generation freedom of information - from 'pull'
           to 'push': A comparative study
    • Abstract: Lidberg, Johan
      Access to information remains a fundamental provision in the practice of journalism, regardless of the disruptive transformations currently being experienced by the profession and the industry. The quality of reportage is directly linked to the quality of "un-spun" information journalists can access. This is the second article in a series describing the evolution of Freedom of Information (FOI). The first paper outlined the historical roots of FOI and summarised some of the research to date (Lidberg, 2013). This second article reports on a pilot project comparing a first-generation FOI law with an amended and updated FOI system in Australia. The question posed in this project is: has the reform made a difference in practice' To answer this, a number of novice FOI users were asked to seek similar information in one "pull" FOI jurisdiction and one reformed "push" system. A diary method was employed and the findings indicated that the new-generation FOI regime delivered better and faster access. But it also became clear that FOI 2.0 demands more of its users in terms of web and IT literacy. The results also pointed to great discrepancies between agencies in how the information requests were interpreted and how the information was made available.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Journalism research and practice in Australian
           universities
    • Abstract: Lester, Libby
      This article discusses the current state of journalism research in Australian universities. It does this within the context of the practice-as-research debate and the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative. It asks how journalism can confirm a position as a significant research discipline, where programs and staff meet industry and university needs, receive recognition and career advancement when deserved and produce research with impact. It poses a series of questions that it argues require urgent addressing if the discipline is to avoid an unnecessary and potentially stifling traditional research/practice divide, and ends by offering suggestions as to how the staffing needs of journalism teaching programs in Australian universities might be fulfilled while also ensuring the discipline generates internationally recognisable and methodologically diverse research.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Representations of homelessness in 'The Australian'
           newspaper, 2008-2012
    • Abstract: MacKinnon, Mairead
      Although homelessness is a growing problem in Australia, not everyone sees it on a daily basis and the media play a major role in the distribution of information about it. The way the media represent homelessness can have an impact, not only on audiences but also on government officials and policy makers. This paper draws on the theoretical frameworks of media representations, agenda-setting and media framing to examine The Australian newspaper's coverage of homelessness from 2008 to 2012. Findings indicate that the coverage of homelessness in The Australian during this period was overwhelmingly critical of the government and its policies. News headlines were used to frame this criticism. The findings also show that The Australian uses official sources much more frequently than it does citizens or homeless people themselves. A decline in coverage between 2008 and 2012 was also evident.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Communicating corporate social responsibility: Media
           agenda building in Australia
    • Abstract: Mak, Angela Ka Ying; Pang, Augustine; Hart, Elizabeth
      Organisations face several impediments when it comes to communicating their corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagement to the public via the media. Using the agenda-building model of Qiu and Cameron (2008), this paper examines public relations practitioners' and journalists' perceptions of CSR communication. Fifteen interviews with media professionals and CSR practitioners in Australia were conducted to examine the relationships, tensions and challenges in the process. Findings showed the ineffectiveness of agenda building, as journalists might dismiss a CSR story because of time constraints, a prevalence of other news, wariness of commercialism, lack of interest in pursuing the details, or mistrust of public relations as a source of information. This paper suggests that while CSR activities are newsworthy, practitioners seeking publicity for CSR activities should refrain from using the term CSR, find tailored news angles, show support from top management as spokespersons and develop symbiotic relationships with the media to find a place in the journalism source hierarchy.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Contributor notes
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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Insights into a changing kingdom [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Thomas, Pradip Ninan
      Review(s) of: The dragon's voice: How modern media found Bhutan, by Avieson, B. (2015), St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, ISBN 9780702253577, pbk, 240pp, $32.95.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Reflecting on representation [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Anderson, Leticia
      Review(s) of: Media framing of the Muslim world: Conflicts, crises and contexts, by Rane, H., Ewart, J., and Martinkus, J. (2014), Basingstoke, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 9781137334817 (hbk), ISBN 9781137334824 (pbk), 205pp, $120 hbk, $43.95 pbk.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - A Buddhist approach to journalism [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Waller, Lisa
      Review(s) of: Mindful journalism and news ethics in the digital era: A Buddhist approach, by Gunaratne, S., Pearson, M., and Senarath, S. (Eds.) (2015), New York, Routledge, ISBN 9781138852723, hbk, 239pp, $140.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Helpful guide to media landscape [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Kraaier, Niels
      Review(s) of: A companion to the Australian media, by Griffen-Foley, B. (Ed.) (2014), North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd, ISBN 9781925003055, hbk, 543pp, $88.

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  • Volume 37 Issue 1 - Biography that Syme deserved [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Kirkpatrick, Rod
      Review(s) of: David Syme: Man of the age, by Morrison, E. (2014), Melbourne, Monash University Publishing, ISBN 9781922235350, pbk, 433pp, $39.95.

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  • Volume 36 Issue 2 - Note from the editor
    • Abstract: Richards, Ian
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  • Volume 36 Issue 2 - Radio reinvented: The enduring appeal of audio in the
           digital age
    • Abstract: Lindgren, Mia; Phillips, Gail
      This issue marks quite a departure for AJR as it focuses on one medium - radio - and one that rarely gets to be the centre of academic attention. Radio itself has long been described as the invisible medium, ever present, but in the background of our lives. Radio scholarship has had a similar invisibility, scattered among journals from different disciplines and with only two publications worldwide devoted solely to the discipline: the US-based Journal of Radio & Audio Media (formerly known as the Journal of Radio Studies) and the UK-based The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media. Radio scholars could find themselves in departments of journalism or media studies, history or creative arts. As a result, this issue requires a broader scope than the lens of journalism to explore current issues in radio. As Mia Lindgren's study in this edition shows, even radio practitioners don't pigeonhole themselves, instead using "a variety of descriptors to reflect their professional role such as 'radio producer, producer, storyteller, writer, facilitator, sound designer, journalism educator, academic, historian' ". It is no surprise then that this radio edition looks at radio from a number of perspectives, and it is a special privilege to be able to bring together in this volume a collection of thoughts and reflections by prominent scholars in the radio field. They speak of a medium that is growing in confidence and relevance thanks to the liberation afforded by digital technology and online and mobile delivery systems.

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  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Emeritus Professor Alan David Knight October 27, 1949
           - February 20, 2017
    • Abstract: Ubayasiri, Kasun
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  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Note from the editor
    • Abstract: Richards, Ian
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  • 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.

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  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Jill Singer
    • Abstract: Curtis, Maree
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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".

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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