University of Leicester
Browse
Accomplishing.pdf (124.08 kB)

Accomplishing journalism: towards a revived sociology of a media occupation

Download (124.08 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2008-09-09, 09:26 authored by Roger Dickinson
This article sets out a case for a revived sociology of media work. It suggests that a certain sociological approach, neglected for some time, offers the promise of (a) providing a more rounded sociological account of journalistic practice that (b) will help us better understand what journalists do and how and why they do it, (c) will ultimately help us better understand the process of news production and message creation, and (d) may have wider applicability for the study of occupations in the realm of cultural production.The article argues that there is still much to be gained from sociologically informed empirical enquiry into the work of journalists. The examples of journalists’ mistakes and the ways journalists regulate and control each others’ work are used to illustrate the case. This involves an analytical framework built on the concept of journalism as an occupational accomplishment.

History

Citation

Cultural Sociology, 2007, 1 (2), pp.189-208.

Published in

Cultural Sociology

Publisher

SAGE

Copyright date

2007

Available date

2008-09-09

Publisher version

http://cus.sagepub.com/content/1/2/189

Language

en

Usage metrics

    University of Leicester Publications

    Categories

    Keywords

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC