In our own image? The socialisation of journalism`s new recruits

Oakham, Katrina Mandy 2006, In our own image? The socialisation of journalism`s new recruits, Australian journalism review, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 183-197.

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Title In our own image? The socialisation of journalism`s new recruits
Author(s) Oakham, Katrina Mandy
Journal name Australian journalism review
Volume number 28
Issue number 1
Start page 183
End page 197
Publisher Journalism Education Association
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publication date 2006-07
ISSN 0810-2686
Keyword(s) Journalism
In-service training
Summary This paper examines the role of a key group of primary refiners in the socialisation of new entrants to journalism: that is, the trainers, generally called cadet counsellors or editorial training managers. While the paper highlights the historical and structural tensions still current in the training of young journalists in Australia, it identifies the two main determining forces as technology and the increasingly virulent commercial imperative driving modern journalism. This paper also taps into continuing and current debates surrounding accreditation and professionalism. It confirms the fundamental identity crisis for trainers: should they confirm and consolidate current practice or be innovators and catalysts for change within the newsroom?
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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