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ERIC Number: EJ877044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
Academics and the Media in Australia
Orr, Graeme
Australian Universities' Review, v52 n1 p23-31 2010
Little has been written about the relationship between academia and the media. This essay describes three models through which academics can engage with the media: as generalist or public intellectual; as advocate or activist; and as educator or sub-disciplinary expert. It couches these models within both the traditional wariness of academia towards the media and changing landscapes such as the rise of blogging and the "corporate" university. It argues that engagement with the media is a valuable form of academic service, if practised within an ethic of self-restraint.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia