Journal article

Media in the News: How Australia's Media Beat Covered Two Major Journalism Change Events

Lawrie Zion, Merryn Sherwood, Penny O'Donnell, Timothy Marjoribanks, Matthew Ricketson, Andrew Dodd, Mark Deuze, Bradley Buller

JOURNALISM PRACTICE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

As the primary mechanism through which journalistic labour is organized within a newsroom, news beats are an important feature of journalistic research. However, within the extensive research that examines beat reporting and its specialties, there is little that examines how the media covers itself—or the media beat. This study explores the media beat in Australia, examining how media covered two major media change events: the loss of jobs at newspaper publisher Fairfax in 2012 and the potential closure of wire service Australian Associated Press (AAP) in 2020. In analysing reporting of change events in journalism through a framework of metajournalistic discourse, and through an analysis of ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Project grant scheme


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the support of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project grant scheme, LP140100341 and our Linkage Project partners, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and the National Library of Australia. We also acknowledge the support of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant scheme, DP150102675.