Connecting practice: from the newsroom to beyond the newsroom

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As journalism education ages and finds itself becoming a familiar part of the landscape in higher education in the UK, this paper will explore the extent to which practices developed in industry can be aligned with the practices of academic research.

There are increasing demands on journalism educators, who for the most part are former journalists (Errigo and Franklin, 2004; Harcup 2011), to become research active is growing and has seen the development of a significant body of work exploring journalism practice and study.

Harcup (2011) explores the challenges around engagement in scholarly research and noted a range of practical suggestions to support journalism educators. This paper will seek to explore how the cross-disciplinary nature of research practices gained in industry can be utilised in the academy and will assert, in the same way Gormally and Coburn (2013) conclude, that it can lead to a sharing of methodologies and recognition of our strengths as journalism educators.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 25 Jun 2015
EventAssociation for Journalism Education Annual Conference 2015 - University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 201526 Jun 2015


ConferenceAssociation for Journalism Education Annual Conference 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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