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Title
Can a charter of diversity make the difference in ethnic minority reporting? A comparative content and production analysis of two Flemish television newscasts
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Abstract
This study combines quantitative content and qualitative production analysis of two (public and commercial) television news programs in Flanders to investigate the impact of a Charter of Diversity on the portrayal of ethnic minorities. Findings of interviews with news production and ethnic minority experts show the ineffectiveness of a Diversity Charter not implemented at the heart of the newsroom. It seems unable to have an impact on journalists' media literacy and social capital, on the discursive structure of the news or characteristics of the production process itself all more decisive factors in minority reporting. These findings are confirmed by the results of content analysis showing no gradual improvement of ethnic minority portrayal in a newscast produced under a Diversity Charter compared to news produced under no such Charter both showing little changes in ethnic minority reporting.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Communications : the European journal of communication research. - München, 1976, currens
Publication
München : 2011
ISSN
0341-2059
1613-4087 [online]
Volume/pages
36:2(2011), p. 195-216
ISI
000294756500004
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 03.03.2011
Last edited 04.07.2017
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