Journalistic professionalism as indirect control and fetishistic disavowal

  title={Journalistic professionalism as indirect control and fetishistic disavowal},
  author={Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman},
  pages={21 - 36}
In this essay I argue that a better understanding of the basis of journalistic professionalism lies in the combination of two ideological formations. First, we have the process of professional socialization of journalists, leading to a delimited range of voices and self-censorship. This formation alone is insufficient, however, as occasional self-criticism and scepticism of journalistic professional norms is needed. I argue that Žižek’s concept of ideology as fetishistic disavowal (that is… Expand
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