What do we talk about when we talk about the academisation of journalism?
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Original versionFonn BK. What do we talk about when we talk about the academisation of journalism?. Journalistica. 2019(1):69-91
Well over a hundred years after the first journalism programmes were established at university level, the so-called academisation of journalism education is still subject to dispute. However, academisation is not one thing but many, and this article is an attempt to distinguish between several features making up the academisation of journalism. The approach is historical, primarily based on documentation from the history of Norway’s journalism education, as an understanding of when and how various traits of academisation that today seem to constitute one whole were introduced, can help us distinguish between the different forms. I distinguish between academisation from ‘above’ and academisation from ‘within’, and identify two kinds of academisation from above and six kinds of academisation from within. This is leading to a typology of eight different types of academisation of journalism.