Journalism's Long Cosmopolitan Turn

Sybil Nolan, Matthew RICKETSON

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Abstract

The figure of the journalist as a ‘citizen of the world’ is deeply inscribed on journalism culture, yet in recent years new media scholars have appropriated the concept of cosmopolitanism for citizen and networked journalism. Using scholarship on cosmopolitanism, and profiles of several journalists well known in public discourse, this paper explores the meaning of cosmopolitanism in journalism. We argue that histories by Rantanen, Stephens and others demonstrate the historical basis of cosmopolitanism in journalism culture and practice. We analyse the inherent qualities of journalism that mark it as cosmopolitan, exploring these in archetypal examples drawn from celebrated journalists’ work. We advance the hypothesis that cosmopolitanism has long been an aspiration in journalism generally, and argue that recognition of this matters to the future of journalism. We also explain how this hypothesis will be explored in future cases involving the work of less well known journalists.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRefereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Creating Space in the Fifth Estate
EditorsPhillip McIntyre, Janet Fulton
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAustralian and New Zealand Communication Association, ANZCA 2016: Creating Space in the Fifth Estate - University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Duration: 6 Jul 20168 Jul 2016
https://anzca2016.com/

Publication series

NameANZCA Conference Proceedings 2016
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Communication Association
ISSN (Print)1448-4331

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Communication Association, ANZCA 2016
Abbreviated titleANZCA 2016
CountryAustralia
CityNewcastle
Period6/07/168/07/16
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    Nolan, S., & RICKETSON, M. (2016). Journalism's Long Cosmopolitan Turn. In P. McIntyre, & J. Fulton (Eds.), Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Creating Space in the Fifth Estate (pp. 1-14). (ANZCA Conference Proceedings 2016). Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA). http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/31914/20161212-0001/www.anzca.net/documents/2016-conf-papers/900-anzca16-nolan-ricketson/file.pdf