Education research and the media: challenges and possibilities

Baroutsis, Aspa and Riddle, Stewart and Thomson, Pat, eds. (2019) Education research and the media: challenges and possibilities. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-0-8153-5586-1

Abstract

Universities around the world now actively encourage academics to engage in public scholarship, publishing in traditional and new media – newspapers, television, radio, blogs and social media. Education Research and the Media addresses this situation, using empirical and reflexive accounts, to interrogate and advance the ways in which this shift is usually discussed. Drawing on Australian and international scholars and contexts, this edited collection probes the effects of these engagements. Taken together, the book offers new conceptualisations of the junctures and disjunctures of local, national and transnational mediascapes in education research, working across both traditional media and social media platforms. The book takes as its starting point that traditional national media, while still significant, are now embedded in practices and discourses that transcend geographic and spatial boundaries. Global media logics challenge the profitability and operations of media corporations, as the production of news and information is paradoxically both democratised and fragmented. There is a limited body of research about how this mediatised landscape impacts on public scholarship. This is the first book in the field of education to systematically investigate this landscape, using empirical examples and analysis, as well as a range of theoretical and conceptual approaches.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Front Matter, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 04:55
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2019 02:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: mediatisation, education, policy, traditional media, social media
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35239

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