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Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
This article tracks the uneasy coexistence of journalism and cultural studies, arguing that the tensions between the two fields have worked to mutual disadvantage. The article suggests that rethinking the ways in which journalism and its inquiry might be made a more integral part of cultural studies could constitute a litmus test of sorts for cultural studies. Figuring out how to embrace journalism's god-terms of facts, truth, and reality alongside its own regard for subjectivity and construction could help move cultural studies into further degrees of maturation as a field.
This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies © Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1479142042000180953
Journalism, Cultural Studies, Politics of Inquiry, News
Zelizer, B. (2004). When Facts, Truth, and Reality Are God-Terms: On Journalism's Uneasy Place in Cultural Studies. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 1 (1), 100-119. https://doi.org/10.1080/1479142042000180953
Date Posted: 15 March 2013
This document has been peer reviewed.