2004
Volume 38, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1384-6930
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7286

Abstract

The transformation of the journalistic field: discursive strategies and journalistic forms

The transformation of the journalistic field: discursive strategies and journalistic forms

Journalism is transforming rapidly in the 21st century. This article argues that two complementary approaches offer Journalism Studies productive perspectives to study this process of change. Bourdieu’s field theory provides a theoretical framework in which the (re-)positioning and interdependencies of established media organizations and new media can be studied fruitfully. By doing so, journalism is explored as a relational and dynamic field of forces in which agents try to maximize their power and prestige. In addition, empirical research into journalism texts, including audiovisual items, and more specific into the forms of reporting sheds light upon the discursive strategies of news media. These texts have to been studies as strategic representations of the social world. They are used to position the author and the medium they are published in as advantageously as possible in the journalistic field.

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