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Habits of Practice, Habits of Thought

Singer, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-5777-9065 (2019). Habits of Practice, Habits of Thought. Journalism, 20(1), pp. 135-139. doi: 10.1177/1464884918809248


The years since the launch of this journal in 2000 have been as bountiful for scholars of journalism as they have been painful for practitioners scrambling to keep up with the dizzying pace of change. Our observations and explorations over time suggest that journalistic activities – what we might call ‘habits of practice’ – seem to be changing far more dramatically than practitioners’ ‘habits of thought’, or the ways in which they conceptualise what they do or why they do it. To put it another way: The evidence we have amassed suggests dramatic change in what journalism is, offset by an equally striking resilience of core perceptions of what journalism should be.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Journalism. Singer, J. Habits of Practice, Habits of Thought. Journalism, Copyright © 2018 SAGE. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
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