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    The journalistic field and the city: some practical and organizational tales about the Toronto Star’s New Deal for Cities

    Rodgers, Scott (2013) The journalistic field and the city: some practical and organizational tales about the Toronto Star’s New Deal for Cities. City & Community 12 (1), pp. 56-77. ISSN 1540-6040.

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    Abstract

    This article presents Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory as a way to approach the under-theorized relationship of journalism and the city. The concept of field provides a way to conceive of the conditions of possibility for what journalists do in, through, and in relation to the urban. Bringing this concept together with practice theory and organizational sociology, I examine four practical and organizational tales – two narratives and two episodes – related to the Toronto Star’s New Deal for Cities campaign. These tales demonstrate how journalistic practices are not only performed in and distinctively oriented towards urban space, but also are at the same time regulated by, oriented towards, and positioned in the journalistic field. I highlight how journalistic practices take place in multiple organizational sites, through changing regimes of managerial authority and legitimacy, and with shifting positioning in and orientations to the journalistic field and other social fields of the city.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): journalism, field theory, practices, urban, politics, Toronto, newspapers, media, organizational sociology
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC) (Closed)
    Depositing User: Scott Rodgers
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2013 09:14
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 06:01
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5980

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