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Australian Journalism Review
Don Woolford edited a newsletter and then a journal for the AATEJ which grew into the Australian Journalism Review. This was transformed into a refereed journal when John Henningham took over the editorship in 1982. In his first edition, Volume 5, Number 1, January 1983, Henningham wrote:
It is a pity that much of the research work and theorising in the academic media field goes unread and undiscussed by practising journalists. This is largely the fault of the researchers, who all too often fail to appreciate how to make their work meaningful and relevant to the practitioners.
AJR is not the only media journal in Australia, but it is unique in its emphasis on journalists and the news media.
He insisted that academics, particularly journalism academics, could contribute through their research and publications to the profession of journalism.