Lessons in aiding journalism and democracy: a study of Australian educators working in the Asia Pacific region

Wake, Alexandra 2013, Lessons in aiding journalism and democracy: a study of Australian educators working in the Asia Pacific region, in WJEC 2013 : Renewing journalism through education : Proceedings of the World Journalism Educators 2013 congress, Journalism Education Association, Manhattan, Kan., pp. 1-25.

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Title Lessons in aiding journalism and democracy: a study of Australian educators working in the Asia Pacific region
Author(s) Wake, Alexandra
Conference name World Journalism Educators Congress (3rd : 2013 : Mechelen, Belgium)
Conference location Mechelen, Belgium
Conference dates 3-5 Jul. 2013
Title of proceedings WJEC 2013 : Renewing journalism through education : Proceedings of the World Journalism Educators 2013 congress
Publication date 2013
Conference series World Journalism Educators Congress
Start page 1
End page 25
Total pages 25
Publisher Journalism Education Association
Place of publication Manhattan, Kan.
Keyword(s) journalism
education
democracy
Summary  This paper examines assumptions about democracy and the role of media held by journalism educators working outside Australia, and the extent to which those assumptions influence teaching styles, regardless of the maturity of the political systems in the nations in question. This paper looks at the work emerging from academics Beate Josephi, Barbie Zelizer, John Nerone, Cherian George and Silvio Waisbord, who argue in Journalism (2012) that there needs to be a change to the understanding by journalism scholars of the central place of journalism in democracy because that view is not global in its perspective. This paper specifically considers Zelizer’s point that “much of the scholarly world in the West – and specifically in the United States – depends directly or indirectly on the presumption of democracy and its accoutrements”. The researcher asks, “what can we learn about our Australian perspective on teaching journalism in the developing world where there may not, yet, be an operating democracy or a form of democracy that replicates the Western liberal model?”
Language eng
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
Socio Economic Objective 890499 Media Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054855

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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