Comforting the Afflicted or Afflicting the Comfortable: The Role of Journalism Education in the Academy

Dr. Katrina Mandy Oakham
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This paper looks at the "Media Wars" in Australia, their aftermath, and provides a case study of a discipline still seeking its own secure methodological and theoretical niche within the academy.

Keywords: Journalism, Interdisciplinarity
Stream: Media and Communications
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Comforting the Afflicted or Afflicting the Comfortable

Dr. Katrina Mandy Oakham

Senior Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Faculty of Arts, Deakin University
Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Katrina Oakham was a journalist in Australia and the United Kingdom for almost 15 years before becoming a trainer and consultant in the United Kingdom. She was head of journalism at the East Surrey College in England and was an examiner for the National Council for the Training of Journalists. She is the editor of Don't Bury The Lead, the creator of the CD ROM HotCopy and is co-author of Reporting in a Multi Media World.

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