This chapter focuses on a critical look through an academic lens at a number of aspects of broadcast journalism that share some characteristics with wider considerations of the more common field of what is often termed 'media studies'. The establishment in 2006 of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University in the United Kingdom may well have been the point at which the study of journalism gained the ultimate recognition of its validity from the academic community. The history of journalism education, like that of media education in general, had also been erratic, having been removed from the national curriculum for UK schools in the 1990s and relegated to the status of a 'soft' subject for study if any time were left in the week. The strategic shift reflected the steady decline in newspaper journalism, and the increasingly multimedia nature of the once exclusively print sector.