Title

Uncovering the place of creative non-fiction in Australian journalism departments

Date of this Version

12-1-2007

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Published Version.

Blair, M. (2007). Uncovering the place of creative non-fiction in Australian journalism departments. Asia Pacific media educator,18,17-30.

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Abstract

This article reviews the results of a census of Australian tertiary journalism programs that sought to gauge opinions about creative non-fiction and its value within a journalism department. The census revealed the academy’s support for creative non-fiction as a way to encourage innovations in print media, improve graduates’ employability and the quality of journalism. The survey also exposed a number of concerns about creative non-fiction’s inclusion in journalism education. These included creative non-fiction’s use in industry, restraints on resources, and problems with students’ capabilities.