The mediatization of the knowledge based economy : an Australian field based account

Rawolle, Shaun and Lingard, Robert 2010, The mediatization of the knowledge based economy : an Australian field based account, Communications : the European journal of communication research, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 269-286.

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Title The mediatization of the knowledge based economy : an Australian field based account
Author(s) Rawolle, Shaun
Lingard, Robert
Journal name Communications : the European journal of communication research
Volume number 35
Issue number 3
Start page 269
End page 286
Total pages 18
Publisher Mouton de Gruyter
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2010-09
ISSN 0341-2059
Keyword(s) field theory
mediatization of policy
cross-field effects
scalar effects
Batterham Review
knowledge economy
journalism and politics
Summary This paper presents an empirical account of mediatization from a Bourdieuian perspective, based on the development of a number of new concepts, such as cross-field effects and the rescaling of such effects as linked to processes of globalization. Built on an Australian empirical case relating to educational policy and the knowledge based economy, this paper argues that mediatization can be understood in relation to the cross-field effects of different fields of journalism on subsequent fields, which have their genesis in forms of practice that cross different social fields. Specifically, the case analysis details interactions between the field of print journalism and the field of policy over the course of an Australian science capability review, chaired by the then chief scientist, Dr Robin Batterham, which led to Australia adopting a national version of the knowledge economy. The empirical case also leads us to consider the impact of both global and national fields of journalism on fields of educational policy in relation to mediatization.
Language eng
Field of Research 160506 Education Policy
200101 Communication Studies
130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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