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RadioDoc review: Developing critical theory of the radio documentary and feature form

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Abstract


  • In 2013, the author founded an online journal, RadioDoc Review, to develop critical theory of the radio documentary/feature form and define production and research excellence in this under-researched field. Its international editorial board, comprising eminent scholars, acclaimed practitioners and key industry figures, selects audio works to be co-reviewed each volume. RadioDoc Review Volume 1 (2014) contains 31,000 words of ground-breaking analysis of the radio documentary/feature form, disseminated under the University of Wollongong's Open Access policy. Via promotion on social media, the journal has developed a significant international following, and the expert reviews have fomented debate in radio studies and in areas as diverse as race, psychiatry and imperialism in Africa. This article describes the establishment of RadioDoc Review and analyses its role in filling a gap in radio scholarship.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • McHugh, S. A. (2014). RadioDoc review: Developing critical theory of the radio documentary and feature form. Australian Journalism Review, 36 (2), 23-35.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2899&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1893

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 23

End Page


  • 35

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • In 2013, the author founded an online journal, RadioDoc Review, to develop critical theory of the radio documentary/feature form and define production and research excellence in this under-researched field. Its international editorial board, comprising eminent scholars, acclaimed practitioners and key industry figures, selects audio works to be co-reviewed each volume. RadioDoc Review Volume 1 (2014) contains 31,000 words of ground-breaking analysis of the radio documentary/feature form, disseminated under the University of Wollongong's Open Access policy. Via promotion on social media, the journal has developed a significant international following, and the expert reviews have fomented debate in radio studies and in areas as diverse as race, psychiatry and imperialism in Africa. This article describes the establishment of RadioDoc Review and analyses its role in filling a gap in radio scholarship.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • McHugh, S. A. (2014). RadioDoc review: Developing critical theory of the radio documentary and feature form. Australian Journalism Review, 36 (2), 23-35.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2899&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1893

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 23

End Page


  • 35

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia