Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface

Mixed messages: An investigation into the discursive construction of journalism as a practice

Reardon, Sally

Authors

Sally Reardon Sally2.Reardon@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Multimedia/Multiplatform Journalism



Contributors

Stuart Allan
Editor

Cynthia Carter
Editor

Stephen Cushion
Editor

Lina Dencik
Editor

Iñaki Garcia-Blanco
Editor

Janet Harris
Editor

Richard Sambrook
Editor

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen
Editor

Andy Williams
Editor

Abstract

Using the tools of discourse analysis, this research identifies the competing and sometimes contradictory
public discourses around the requirements for the next generation of journalists—those of
journalism educators, industry accreditation bodies, and of employers and journalists in the wider
media landscape. Investigating and identifying the tensions in this debate may help all the parties
to reflect on how the values and aims of the professional journalist are constructed and how this
may impact on potential journalists entering education and the industry.

Publication Date Sep 6, 2019
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 276-286
Book Title The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities
ISBN 9781138616493
APA6 Citation Reardon, S. (2019). Mixed messages: An investigation into the discursive construction of journalism as a practice. In A. Williams, K. Wahl-Jorgensen, R. Sambrook, J. Harris, S. Allan, C. Carter, …I. Garcia-Blanco (Eds.), The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities, 276-286. Routledge
Keywords discourse analysis, journalism, journalism education, professional accreditation
Publisher URL https://www.routledge.com/The-Future-of-Journalism-Risks-Threats-and-Opportunities/Allan-Carter-Cushion-Dencik-Garcia-Blanco-Harris-Sambrook-Wahl-Jorgensen-Williams/p/book/9781138616493