journalism as practice
full title: Journalism as Practice
authors: Tamara Witschge & Frank Harbers
year of publication: 2018
published in: Tim P. Vos (ed) Journalism (Handbooks of Communication Science)
publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Practice theory in journalism studies
We address the issues currently prevalent in the field of journalism studies: a) the normative approach to journalism; b) the fixed definition of journalism; c) newsroom- centricity; d) human- and technocentrism. We then provide a general introduction to practice theory, highlighting some of its main features. Third, we illustrate how practice theory allows us insight into key tensions: The question of who is a journalist; the relation between normative ideals of journalism and the everyday practices; how to locate and study the site of journalism, if not focusing on the newsroom; and how to include materiality in journalism studies.