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Mixed messages: An investigation into the discursive construction of journalism as a practice (2019)
Book Chapter
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

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,... Read More about Mixed messages: An investigation into the discursive construction of journalism as a practice.

It is criminal: The state of magistrates’ court reporting in England and Wales (2019)
Journal Article
Chamberlain, P., Keppel-Palmer, M., Reardon, S., & Smith, T. (in press). It is criminal: The state of magistrates’ court reporting in England and Wales. Journalism, https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884919868049

© The Author(s) 2019. There is a widespread perception that there has been a collapse in court reporting in England and Wales as local legacy media struggles to survive in times of falling revenues and shifting audiences. However, there is little emp... Read More about It is criminal: The state of magistrates’ court reporting in England and Wales.

Fantasy, pragmatism and journalistic socialisation: UK journalism students’ aspirations and motivations (2019)
Journal Article
Jackson, D., Reardon, S., & Thorsen, E. (in press). Fantasy, pragmatism and journalistic socialisation: UK journalism students’ aspirations and motivations. Journalism Practice, https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2019.1591929

Despite the sustained growth in journalism as a choice of degree path for young people, our understanding of students’ aspirations and motivations remains relatively underdeveloped. At the same time, journalism careers appear increasingly uncertain,... Read More about Fantasy, pragmatism and journalistic socialisation: UK journalism students’ aspirations and motivations.