Advancing Media Production Research: Shifting Sites, by Chris Paterson, David Lee, Anamik Saha, Anna Zoellner

By Chris Paterson, David Lee, Anamik Saha, Anna Zoellner

This anthology explores demanding situations to realizing the character of cultural construction, exploring cutting edge new learn techniques and enhancements to previous methods, comparable to newsroom ethnography, in order to let clearer, fuller knowing of the workings of journalism and different kinds of media and cultural creation.

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And they make considerable demands on our reflexivity as we negotiate funding and, if successful, how we seek to pursue the work that we really wish to undertake. At one level, imparting what we have discovered to wider publics is quite unexceptionable and indeed desirable. And trying to influence or transform a debate or a condition is a laudable aspiration. It is what you would expect of any intellectual or scientific endeavour. However, I am opposed to the coercive aspects of this new regime and think we need to defend the maximum autonomy feasible.

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The most famous and influential of these studies, at least in the United States, were Gaye Tuchman’s Making News (1978) and Herbert Gans’ Deciding What’s News (1979). Tuchman describes her method in a first chapter on ‘News as Frame’. ‘The data’ for this study, she writes, ‘were gathered by participant observation and interviews over a period of ten years’ (p. 9). In those ten years (1966–1976), she visited four sites. At site one, she observed events in the newsroom at least one day a week during 1966–1967, and then ‘intermittently’ for another two years.

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