Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Quelle différence? : language, culture and nationality as Influences on francophone journalists’ identity
Authors: Bonin, Geneviève
Dingerkus, Filip
Dubied, Annik
Mertens, Stefan
Rollwagen, Heather
Sacco, Vittoria
Shapiro, Ivor
Standaert, Olivier
Wyss, Vinzenz
DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2016.1272065
Published in: Journalism Studies
Volume(Issue): 18
Issue: 5
Page(s): 536
Pages to: 554
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Routledge
ISSN: 1461-670X
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 070: News media, journalism and publishing
Abstract: Canada, Belgium and Switzerland are multicultural countries with several similarities including having French as a minority language. The trio also shares similar media landscapes, systems and approaches to journalism to those of other Western European and Northern American countries. These commonalities offer an opportunity to probe for the possibility of a language-based differentiation in journalists’ professional identities. Our comparative analysis of Worlds of Journalism Study data suggests that francophone journalists in our three countries have much more in common than not with their other-language peers. However, the francophone journalists seem more likely to identify with a politicized role that includes agenda-setting, citizen-motivation and scrutinizing power, and less likely to be driven by attracting and satisfying audiences. A différence francophone exists, but it is modest.
Further description: Special Issue: Comparing Journalistic Cultures
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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