What role does materiality play to the learning outcome of journalism students during periods of internship in newsrooms? ask Steen Steensen, of Oslo and Akershus University College. By combining sociomaterial perspectives from educational studies and journalism studies this article investigates the aspects of learning and knowledge creation when journalism students do their internships in newsrooms.
By interviewing 16 Norwegian students and analysing 30 internship reports the article aims to understand tensions between legacy and digital culture and how these tensions affect professional knowledge creations for the future journalists.
To conclude, the author argues that two types of materiality are especially important for journalism interns: the structure and layout of the newsroom and the software applications in use at the newsroom.
The article called What is the matter with newsroom culture? A sociomaterial analysis of professional knowledge creation in the newsroom is published online before print by Journalism. Find the article here.
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