Pressed to change: systematically reconsidering journalistic boundaries in the newsroom, boardroom and classroom

Nel, F. P. (2016). Pressed to change: systematically reconsidering journalistic boundaries in the newsroom, boardroom and classroom. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City, University of London)

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Abstract

This thesis aims to present and reflect on a collection of research that has informed and shaped pedagogical and andrological praxis across the two decades since pioneers launched the first online news sites onto the World Wide Web, thereby setting off what is frequently described as a revolution in journalism. It makes a case for revisiting core principles of systems thinking to develop a holistic approach to reflecting on changing journalistic realities. A critical systems heuristic is then operationalised to consider how the diverse work in this portfolio reconsiders journalistic parameters in newsroom, boardroom and classroom situations that are both distinct and interrelated. In doing so it illustrates how a commitment to social and cultural fluidity can enable researchers to constructively engage with role players inside and outside of academic interpretative communities. Furthermore, in its suggestions for further research this study adds its voice to other calls for journalism scholars to extend the boundaries of their concern beyond the academy and to generate insights that empower individuals and impact on industry - to the ultimate benefit of society.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: L Education
P Language and Literature
Divisions: School of Arts > Department of Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15341

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