Journalism Versus Cultural Studies

Windschuttle, Keith (1998) Journalism Versus Cultural Studies. Australian Studies in Journalism, 7: 3-31.

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Author Windschuttle, Keith
Title Journalism Versus Cultural Studies
Journal name Australian Studies in Journalism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1038-6130
Publication date 1998-01-01
Year available 1998
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Issue 7
Start page 3
End page 31
Total pages 29
Editor Henningham, John
Kirkpatrick, Rod
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD Australia
Publisher University of Queensland * School of Journalism and Communication
Language eng
Abstract According to academics in the field of cultural studies, the belief that journalism can report the world truthfully and objectively is not only wrong but naive. However, they claim that the incorporation of cultural studies into academic teaching allows journalists to be trained to overcome illusions of this kind and to see behind the superficialities of traditional professional practice. This paper is a critique of these claims and a response to those academics who have disputed the author's previous work on this issue. It examines eight claims about journalism made by cultural studies academics and shows them all to be seriously flawed. They are either logically incoherent, ignorant of the nature of journalism, or seek to impose a political agenda onto the curriculum.
Keyword Journalism
Cultural studies
Truth
Objectivity
Media studies
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Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes This paper was presented as a keynote address to "Media Wars: Media Studies and Journalism Education" Seminar at Queensland University of Technology on 27 November, 1998.

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