Journalism as Professional Subculture

Formerly a Boston resident, I was a fan of the local affairs programming and in particular the media criticism round up that WGBH's Greater Boston did weekly. So since my Media and Culture class was covering the sociology of the journalistic field this week, I ended up showing a streamed broadcast from their website. I picked October 12's and couldn't have found a better one-stop shop for the range of journalistic ethics questions: disclosure, credentialing, wall between editorial and publishing, sourcing, etc. Truth is, most any week's episode could function to that end in a classroom.


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