By Chris Nash

This publication argues that journalism should still deal with itself as an educational self-discipline on a par with background, geography and sociology, and as an paintings shape in its personal correct.  Time, area, social kinfolk and mind's eye are intrinsic to journalism. Chris Nash takes the key flaws attributed to journalism by means of its critics—a crude empiricism pushed through an un-reflexive ‘news sense’; a slender specialise in a de-contextualised, brief current; and a too intimate familiarity with strong sources—and treats them as methodological demanding situations. Drawing at the conceptual frameworks of Pierre Bourdieu, David Harvey, Henri Lefebvre, Michel-Rolph Trouillot and Gaye Tuchman, he explores the ways that rigorous journalism perform could be theorised to fulfill those demanding situations.  
The argument proceeds via designated case reports of labor via major iconoclasts—the artist Hans Haacke and the twentieth century journalist I.F. Stone. This deeply provocative and unique examine concludes that the tutorial figuring out of journalism is fifty years at the back of its perform, and that it's gone time for students and practitioners to consider journalism as a disciplinary learn practice.
Drawing on an award-winning expert profession and over 3 many years educating journalism perform and idea, Chris Nash makes those rules available to a vast readership between students, graduate scholars and considerate newshounds trying to find how one can extend the highbrow diversity in their work.

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