Producing specific knowledge about news construction: The context of Malaysia

Lee, Kuok Tiung and Liana Mat Nayan and Siti Suriani Othman (2012) Producing specific knowledge about news construction: The context of Malaysia. The International Journal of Social Science (TIJOSS), 7 (1). pp. 102-113. ISSN 2305-4557

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This paper demonstrates how news construction studies should be conducted by cherishing the specificity of news practices even if the newspapers operate in the same country. Based on Donna Haraway’s notion of specificity and situated knowledge, we argue that in order to understand the complexity of news construction in Malaysia, the study has to recognize the ‘specificity’ and ‘situatedness’ of scientific knowledge of journalism. For that, we first discuss Western influence in journalism studies and the effort of de-Westernization (thus a more specific form of knowledge), the notion of ‘specificity’ and ‘situated knowledge’ and the findings of the study to demonstrate that even in Malaysia, news construction has been a very ‘specific’ practice among different newspapers. In-depth interviews have been conducted with Malaysian editors to understand the heterogeneity of news construction practice, thus supporting the argument on the necessity to produce specific knowledge about news construction in the context of Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Specific knowledge , ‘Situatedness , Western influence
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB5-3640 Theory and practice of education > LB1025-1050.75 Teaching (Principles and practice)
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania > PL1-8844 Languages of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania > PL5001-7511 Languages of Oceania > PL5001-7101 Austronesian, Papuan, and Australian languages > PL5051-5497 Malayan (Indonesian) languages
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Date Deposited: 26 May 2023 12:37
Last Modified: 26 May 2023 12:37

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