Ideology and culture

Van Meurs, Nathalie ORCID logoORCID:, Coen, Sharon and Bull, Peter (2021) Ideology and culture. In: The Psychology of Journalism. Coen, Sharon and Bull, Peter, eds. Oxford University Press, United States, pp. 200-235. ISBN 9780190935856, e-ISBN 9780190935870. [Book Section] (Accepted/In press) (doi:10.1093/oso/9780190935856.001.0001)

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This chapter evaluates the role of culture and ideology in relation to journalism. Journalists cannot ignore that they are not operating in a vacuum, immune to environmental influences. A “western” (or any ideological) approach to journalism is not a neutral norm to which others need to adhere. Journalists can keep themselves and each other in check by questioning the approach taken to a story and identifying the lens they employ. Secondly, diverse recruitment within media organisations is key, not just in terms of ethnic, gender or national backgrounds but also in terms of value profiles. There is no one Nation which holds the gold standard for journalism and can be used as a reference point for all others. In other words, there is no such thing as Greenwich Mean Time journalism.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation > International and Cross-cultural Management group
Item ID: 31378
Notes on copyright: This is a draft of a chapter that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the forthcoming book The Psychology of Journalism by/edited by Sharon Coen and Peter Bull due for publication in 2021.
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Depositing User: Nathalie Van Meurs
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2020 15:32
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:46

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