Title

Journalism research in academia: The door is already open

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Sage Publications

Place of Publication

New Delhi, India

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

20108

Comments

Originally published as: Davies, K. (2015). Journalism research in academia: The door is already open. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 25(1), 48-54. Original article available here

Abstract

Journalism is a well-established set of practices, underpinned by a distinctive theoretical perspective that fits the definition of a methodology (Lamble, 2004). It fits the NHMRC’s (2007, p. 2) definition of research because it is ‘of direct relevance to ... the public’ and it ‘lead[s] to new or substantially improved insights’. But, there is some resistance within Australian academic bureaucracy, especially from Human Research Ethics Committees, to approve journalistic research designs that involve unwilling participants and rapid timeframes (Davies, 2014). This paper documents progress in this line of thought over recent years.

DOI

10.1177/1326365X15575570

Access Rights

Not open access