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Normative perspectives on journalism studies: Stock-taking and future directions

Blumler, Jay and Cushion, Stephen ORCID: 2014. Normative perspectives on journalism studies: Stock-taking and future directions. Journalism 15 (3) , pp. 259-272. 10.1177/1464884913498689

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Journalism has advanced greatly as a field in its own right in recent decades. As well as a cause for celebration, however, this may give rise to concerns – in particular that scholars may pay increasing attention to the inner workings of journalistic institutions at the expense of their external ties, impact and significance, including their normative ones. It is true that important normative analyses have appeared in the literature, six of which the article defines and exemplifies. So far, however, these ideas have had relatively little influence on the thought or practice of journalists. The article concludes by suggesting a way in which a closer and more constructive dialogue could be achieved between journalism scholars and practitioners, centring on the normative challenges faced by both sides.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civic engagement; comparative research; democracy; journalism studies; normative analysis; public communication
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
ISSN: 1464-8849
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 August 2018
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 14:24

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