Contemporary Media and Journalism Research


Jeudi 22 et vendredi 23 février ont lieu deux journées de recherches intitulées :

Field Theory in Contemporary Media and Journalism Research : Theoretical and Methodological Issues.

La journée est organisée par :

Professor Tore Slaatta, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Researcher Dominique Marchetti, Centre de sociologie européenne (CNRS, EHESS) in collaboration with The Centre of French-Norwegian Research Cooperation in Social and Human Sciences, MSH, Paris.

Lieu : Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 54, Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris. Le 22 février de 14h à 19h30 et le 23 février de 9h30 à 19h30.

The use of field-theory and correspondence analysis in media and journalism research is attracting considerable interest within the international research community. This is evident if we look at the number of citations and references to Bourdieu’s concepts and theories in international scholarly publications, which has been rising, particularly since the publication of « Bourdieu and Field Theory and the Journalistic Field », edited by Rodney Benson and Erik Neveu (Polity Press 2005).
However, the number of empirical studies based on the theoretical and methodological paradigm that was developed by Bourdieu and his collegues at CSE in Paris, are still limited. Thus, in addition to further theoretical discussion, systematic reflection concerning for instance the choice of research focus, the relationship between theory and methodology and the practical incorporation of correspondence analysis in research designs is needed.
This seminar will address such issues by presenting a series of lectures by French and Scandinavian researchers with experience from actual, empirical research.