Ann Rauhala, a former journalist now teaching at Ryerson University, says the worlds of academe and journalism are not quite the two solitudes they seem.
- So Where’s the Literature Review?
- Intellectuals and Democracy
- Making a Case for Media Engagement
- The Globalization of Higher Education Media: Where Is It Headed?
- Journalists and Academics as Public Educators
- Cut and Paste Research
- Humour Matters – The dangers of LPS (Long-term Professor Syndrome)
- Editorial Matters – The University as Network News
In This Issue
What’s an education for? Philosopher Mark Kingwell analyzes our era’s market-utility responses to this question. He argues, however, that education is about making us better and more engaged citizens, perhaps even better people.
Scholars seeking influence should consider the opportunities afforded by the mainstream news media. The voices of academic women are particularly needed.
In an era of globalization, we need to improve global reporting, argues University World News Editor Karen MacGregor. Will this require more collaboration between higher education and higher education media?
Michelle Stack argues that journalism and academe have much in common, both being networks of knowledge that facilitate the noisy, messy process of democratic conversation.
Research and shopping seem to be converging, as students go to their machines to do “research” at the web’s many info-malls.
I knew I was in trouble when I considered becoming a public intellectual. Maybe it was all those university seminars on media outreach, filled with useful tips on simplifying your ideas, staying on message, and targeting relevant audiences. Or, maybe it was the e-mails I receive, surprisingly frequently, from people across the country asking me […]
Media and higher education do not inhabit two solitudes. As underscored in this issue, media and academia co-exist, albeit somewhat uncomfortably. They are both public educators: analyzing, interpreting, and broadcasting ideas about the world. They part company, however, over how that is done. Mainstream media reject intricacy, conveying “certainty” and easily digestible depictions of events […]