REVIEW: An important book for young journalism academics

Keywords: academic journalism, analysis, exegesis, habitus, investigative journalism, journalism, methodology, research, scholarship


What is Journalism? The Art and Politics of a rupture, by Chris Nash. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2016. 247 pages. ISBN 978-1-137-39933-5

CHRIS NASH wrestles with ideas with rare intensity. His new book What is Journalism takes something so familiar to us, journalism, and peels back layer after layer of assumptions about what makes it singular and distinctive and what gives it parity with the other academic disciplines. More importantly though this book is a how-to guide for best-practice journalists and journalism academics looking for a lexicon to describe journalism work in a methodological way.


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Author Biography

Kayt Davies, Edith Cowan University
Kayt Davies is a senior lecture in journalism at ECU. Her research interests include the use of journalism as a research methodology and data journalism pedagogy.


Lamble, S. (2004). Documenting the methodology of journalism. Australian Journalism Review, 26(1), pp. 85-106.

Tuchman. G. (1978), Making news: A study in the construction of reality. New York: The Free Press.
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How to Cite
Davies, K. (2017). REVIEW: An important book for young journalism academics. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 23(1), 263-265.