creativity in journalism studies
full title: Creativity in (Digital) Journalism Studies: Broadening our Perspective on Journalism Practice
authors: Tamara Witschge, Mark Deuze & Sofie Willemsen
published in: Digital Journalism
keywords: creativity, methodological innovation, speaking nearby, journalism, digital journalism, innovation; experiential knowledge; situated knowledge
broadening our perspective on journalism practice
Creativity in journalism studies includes the use of arts-based research, artistic methods, and other ways of theorising, researching, analysing and presenting data on journalism. Its purpose is to recognise and capture the many forms of journalism that are currently practiced, to develop new approaches to research (digital) journalism, and to enable the telling of the widest possible variety of stories about (digital) journalism. Creativity has a triple implication: as a concept that informs what we are looking for when studying journalism, a guide for the range of available research methods, and an inspiration for the stories we tell about our research.