This is the first book to provide a comprehensive review and analysis of how media produced by ethnic communities, and for ethnic communities, affect identity and perceived lines of division between “us” and “others,” as well as how the production and consumption of ethnic media affect the character of the larger media and societal landscapes. Integrating key ethnic media studies with original research, this book makes a unique contribution to the teaching literature by covering both consumers and producers of ethnic media, as well as the history of ethnic media, its role in ethnic communities, the effect of globalization, and the professional challenges faced by ethnic media journalists. A compelling discussion of the future of ethnic media concludes the book and points the way toward further research.

Professional Challenges for Ethnic Media Journalists

Professional challenges for ethnic media journalists

Chapter Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will have learned more about:

  • Who the ethnic media journalists are and how their work differs from that of their colleagues in mainstream media.
  • The challenges and hurdles ethnic media journalists face in doing their jobs.
  • What it means to be a professional journalist and how professionalization impacts ethnic media.
  • New models of collaboration between ethnic and mainstream media and why they matter.
  • The role of professional journalism education in the future of ethnic media.

The Ethnic Media Journalist in the 21st Century

In the study of ethnic media, as is the case with media studies more generally, the focus is commonly on audiences, media organizations, economics, policies, or stories. We tend to ...

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