Book reviews 349 Leon Barkho (ed.) Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research, Intellect: Bristol; The University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL, 2017; 229 pp.: £61.00; $81.50 Reviewed by: John Steel, The University of Sheffield, UK The long-standing debate concerning the so-called ‘theory – practice divide’ in media and journalism studies is the central focus of this edited collection, which combines con- tributions on this topic from ‘practitioners’ and academics. The majority of chapters in this volume were previously published in the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, the founder and editor of which is also the editor of the current volume. The journal, like the book, looks to explore the range of perspectives on journalism and media from both academy and practitioner perspectives and seeks to move towards, as the title suggests, a praxis-based media and journalism research. Organised into 15 chapters in three sections – practitioner perspectives, academic perspectives and a final section ask- ing ‘who gets it right?’ – the book seeks to address the apparent divide between those who study journalism and those who practice it. The central motivation of the book then is to explore and attempt to reconcile the claims that scholars
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