Blurring the journalistic boundaries between pedagogy and a mediatised society

Newlands, Maxine (2013) Blurring the journalistic boundaries between pedagogy and a mediatised society. In: Abstracts from the Journalism Education Association of Australia Conference Handbook Annual Conference. p. 57. From: Journalism Education Association of Australia Annual Conference, 2-4 December 2013, Moloolaba, QLD, Australia.

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Journalism is no longer the preserve of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Every facet of academia, education and universities are impacted by the mediatisation of society. Scientists, both natural and social, are ever more including analysis of grant applications, student thesis, pedagogical practices, and the curriculum. At the same time, technical innovations have generated new threads to pedagogical practice and research outputs. Post graduate students are including journalistic discourse in their research proposals. The media is the message, and we are the media. For example, The Conversation.com.au is a multi-disciplinary concept involving politics, scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, business, environmentalists and a plethora of academic fields, linked through a common discourse of journalism. Such websites are filtering down into pedagogical practices as journalism and the curriculum are increasing bound together in academic analysis. Increasingly, academics are infused with messages to tweet their research, tell friends on Facebook and examine media impacts from non-traditional fields. Through original empirical research and textual analysis of media text, this paper explores the mediatisation of academia; and asks if there is a clear boundary between journalism and academics? Or do academics have to keep the journalist in mind when presenting their research; and how much has the shift in traditional journalistic practices altered our pedagogical practises.

Item ID: 35188
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: Altmetrics, Social media, Networked journalism
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2014 05:36
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950299 Communication not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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