Chris Nash's What is Journalism?: The Art and Politics of a Rupture PDF

By Chris Nash

ISBN-10: 1137399333

ISBN-13: 9781137399335

ISBN-10: 1137399341

ISBN-13: 9781137399342

This e-book argues that journalism should still deal with itself as a tutorial self-discipline on a par with background, geography and sociology, and as an artwork shape in its personal correct. Time, area, social kin and mind's eye are intrinsic to journalism. Chris Nash takes the most important flaws attributed to journalism by means of its critics—a crude empiricism pushed by means of an un-reflexive ‘news sense’; a slender specialise in a de-contextualised, brief current; and a too intimate familiarity with robust 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 may be theorised to fulfill those demanding situations.
The argument proceeds via specific case stories of labor via top iconoclasts—the artist Hans Haacke and the twentieth century journalist I.F. Stone. This deeply provocative and unique examine concludes that the educational realizing of journalism is fifty years at the back of its perform, and that it really is gone time for students and practitioners to consider journalism as a disciplinary learn practice.
Drawing on an award-winning expert occupation and over 3 a long time instructing journalism perform and conception, Chris Nash makes those principles available to a extensive readership between students, graduate scholars and considerate newshounds searching for how one can extend the highbrow diversity in their work.

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Numerous correctives can help resolve journalism’s existential uncertainty. 47 In her view, journalism can prosper as the object of other academic perspectives if a communications impasse can be overcome, but it is still not the subject or agent of an academic perspective itself. An alternative view is that the void that journalism should occupy in the academy is produced not by a communications impasse among the stakeholders, but by an alleged epistemological disjunction between the practice of journalism and the practice of scholarly research.

THE CASE FOR A RUPTURE 27 In 1978 Tuchman, after reviewing the general arguments about social knowledge in the ethnomethodology literature, concluded contra Park and Phillips that news itself may be described as a theoretic activity, drawing on the pretheoretic formulations of news sources …. Furthermore, news stories engage in theorizing by juxtaposing facts gleaned from sources. Juxtaposition is a form of categorizing, since it encourages the understanding that these facts have something to do with one another.

Similarly, the facts that are recorded by journalism remain facts in the world, even when they might be produced intentionally for the journalism, as in an answer to a question. ”102 Science and journalism engage directly with the material world as they seek to know it, 30 C. NASH and the material world continues to have its continuing existence without being subsumed into the science or journalism. Haacke achieved the same epistemological status for his art, which is what makes it such a good starting point for the interrogation of journalism (and science, both natural and social, for that matter).

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