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Une formation hors de son champ. L'échec de la filière journalisme agricole à l'ESJ.

Abstract : In 1998, Isa, a grande école for agricultural engineering, and ESJ, a well-established school of journalism, united in Lille, France, to offer a new course in agricultural journalism. The initiative looked like an attempt to impose a new journalistic elite on the agricultural press sector. This article examines the causes behind the failure of the programme, discontinued eight years after its creation. The first reason was tied to limited financial support, which resulted in the implementation of a “bare bones” programme. The second reason hinged on the disparity in expectations between the faculty, students and agricultural elites. While the programme was designed by the institution as a vocational course based on “good journalism” techniques from the general press, students were not very receptive. This tension fuelled a “crisis of calling” which did not necessarily result in a desertion of the agricultural sector by those trained at the school. This case illustrates how the agricultural world is capable of defending its territory against demands from other social spheres.
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Ivan Chupin, Pierre Mayance. Une formation hors de son champ. L'échec de la filière journalisme agricole à l'ESJ.. Études rurales, 2016, 198, pp.39-58. ⟨10.4000/etudesrurales.11164⟩. ⟨halshs-03867649⟩



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