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Journalism research and practice in Australian Universities


Lester, EA, Journalism research and practice in Australian Universities, Australian Journalism Review, 37, (1) pp. 179-188. ISSN 0810-2686 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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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 fit/filled while also ensuring the discipline generates internationally recognisable and methodologically diverse research.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Journalism research, Journalism practice, Australia, Universities
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Journalism studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Lester, EA (Professor Libby Lester)
ID Code:101993
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2015-07-22
Last Modified:2018-02-17

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