Defining Journalistic Professionalism within the Higher Education System

By Diana Bossio.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The paper will discuss the results of a qualititative analysis of journalism studies course content at Australian universities. I will argue that a focus on the contribution of tertiary education to the formation of journalistic ‘professional identity’ must be seen within the much broader context of a socially produced field of expertise and cultural practice. This has particular ramifications for understanding of some of the influences on journalistic self definition, especially in a contemporary era of contestation of journalism culture and authority.

Keywords: Journalism, Professionalism, Higher Education

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 10, pp.55-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 629.852KB).

Dr. Diana Bossio

Lecturer, Media and Communications, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dr. Bossio is a lecturer at Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia. She has research interests across journalism practice, education and media discourses.

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