Dilemmas of Ethnographic Research: The Practitioner/Academic’s Quandary

  • Somnath Batabyal SOAS

Abstract

This paper examines the ethics of ethnographic research for a practitioner turned academic. It looks at the use of contacts in gaining entry into newsrooms, the ethics of observation and participation, the use of the experiential to draw out journalists in interviews, the employment of insider knowledge to attain proximity to news producers and the resultant ethics.
Published
September 17, 2007
How to Cite
BATABYAL, Somnath. Dilemmas of Ethnographic Research: The Practitioner/Academic’s Quandary. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, sep. 2007. ISSN 1755-9944. Available at: <http://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/article/view/4>. Date accessed: 07 dec. 2016.