Keith Windschuttle's campaign against media theory would not have been receiving so much comment if a reprint of his article in the conservative magazine Quadrant had not received an extraordinary amount of space in The Australian's Higher Educational Supplement. A few weeks later, he was given a spot on Radio National's breakfast show.
This public exposure for Windschuttle's on going campaign against media theory in university based journalism education comes at a time when competition between Australian universities, suffering from Federal government cuts, is intense. In the biographical notes at the end of the Higher Education piece, Windschuttle did not mention his close connection with Macleay College, a private institution, where journalism, hospitality and other courses are offered.
Recommended CitationBacon, W., Engaging theory and practice in journalism education, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 4, 1998, 79-83.