INTRODUCTION: Theoretical Models as Mass Media Practice: Perspectives from the West: What is journalism? How does it exist and why? How does journalism define itself and in what ways can we make use of looking theoretically at the practice of it?

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What is journalism? How does it exist and why? How does journalism define itself and in what ways can we make use of looking theoretically at the practice of it?

These were the central themes of our workshop; Theoretical Models as Mass Media Practice held at the ‘Minding the Gap’ conference at Reuters Institute in May 2007, from which this collection of papers has been selected. As with the other workshops during the conference, the majority of our panellists were themselves once media practitioners. It is my opinion that this background and inside knowledge of the field in itself can provide an exceptional framework for understanding the workings of mass media while helping the press reflect over these workings too. In a time of change for the journalistic profession, when media convergence is growing; the media is marked by deregulation and fewer journalists are being asked to do more, there is an increased need for the profession to get involved in debating the core values of its existence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA PGN : Vol 1, No 1 (2007) Minding the Gap: Reflections on Media Practice & Theory
EditorsCathy Baldwin, Line Thomsen, Venkata Vemuri, Dafydd Sills-Jones
Number of pages4
Volume1,1
Place of publicationOxford
PublisherMeCCSA
Publication year2007
Edition1
Pages1-4
ISBN (print)1755-9944
ISBN (Electronic)1755-9944
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • anthropology, Media, culture, Journalism

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