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Les portes fermées du journalismes : L'espace social des étudiants des formations " reconnues "

Abstract : Based on a questionnaire-survey and on individual interviews, this paper suggests that the conditions for admission in the most prestigious journalism schools are increasingly selective, both educationally and socially. The representation of the social space constituted by the students of these programs reveals a double opposition, determined by whether one is admitted through the "front door" or the "back door", and whether the trajectory of the students is coded by a mode of reproduction structured by educational capital or by other kinds of resources, and in particular by social capital. The paper also highlights a process of social homogenization that takes the form of a "top-tier" feminization, and of an increasingly frequent enrollment in an Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) prior to admission into a journalism school. Beyond journalism, this case study sheds light on the transformation of cultural sectors (homogenization of content, etc.) and on the structural transformations taking place within the dominant classes, where cultural and educational resources are ever more closely associated with social and economic resources.
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Géraud Lafarge, Dominique Marchetti. Les portes fermées du journalismes : L'espace social des étudiants des formations " reconnues ". Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, Editions du Seuil, 2011, 4 (189), pp.72- 99. ⟨10.3917/arss.189.0072⟩. ⟨halshs-00770525⟩



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