Mediatizing educational policy: The journalistic field, science policy, and cross-field effects

Lingard, Bob and Rawolle, Shaun (2004) Mediatizing educational policy: The journalistic field, science policy, and cross-field effects. Journal of Education Policy, 19 3: 361-380. doi:10.1080/0268093042000207665

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Author Lingard, Bob
Rawolle, Shaun
Title Mediatizing educational policy: The journalistic field, science policy, and cross-field effects
Journal name Journal of Education Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-0939
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0268093042000207665
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 361
End page 380
Total pages 20
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 13 Education
Abstract This paper is concerned to demonstrate the usefulness of the theory of Bourdieu, including the concepts of field, logics of practice and habitus, to understanding relationships between media and policy, what Fairclough has called the 'mediatization' of policy. Specifically, the paper draws upon Bourdieu's accessible account of the journalistic field as outlined in On television and journalism. The usefulness of this work is illustrated through a case study of a recent Australian science policy, The chance to change. As this policy went through various iterations and media representations, its naming and structure became more aphoristic. This is the mediatization of contemporary policy, which often results in policy as sound bite. The case study also shows the cross-field effects of this policy in education, illustrating how today educational policy can be spawned from developments in other public policy fields.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Bourdieu
Field
Science/policy
Educational Policy
Media
Cross-field Effects
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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