Introduction: Improving Journalism with Academic Research

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Nikki Usher

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This chapter introduces the book by claiming the urgency of Journalism Studies and reflects on how academics have engaged with practice and the public. It provides an overview of some misconceptions about the crisis in journalism. It also presents ways forward for how journalists and practitioners can produce rigorous academic research that matters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournalism Research that Matters
EditorsValérie Bélair-Gagnon, Nikki Usher
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780197538470
ISBN (Print)9780197538487
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Engagement
  • Ivory tower
  • Journalism
  • News
  • Public

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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