Media for Diversity and Migrant Integration

Communication and Intercultural Journalism

TitleCommunication and Intercultural Journalism
Publication TypeBook
Original TitleComunicazione e giornalismo interculturale
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCorte, M.
Pagination277 pages
Place PublishedPadova, Italy
1) Abstract

The book discusses several general issues: the role and influence of the mass media in the pluralistic society; factors (stereotypes, prejudices, racism, identity and ethnic discourse, cultural differences) which determine the extent to which diversity is represented in the media. It also addresses more specific topics of the representation of the immigration in mass media both at national (Italian) and local levels, rules and codes of conduct in the journalistic profession. It gives examples and analyses cases of best practice in Italian media (from the point of view of the contents,language, frequency, etc.)

2.1) Publication LanguageItalian
2.2) Type & Structure

Introduction followed by seven thematic chapters (communication and the system of mass media; pedagogic aspects of intercultural communication; opportunities and obstacles in intercultural communication; image of immigration in the mass media; multicultural media and information; from theory to practice (limits, objectivity of journalism in a multicultural state); concluding reflections), bibliographic references and web sites.

2.3) Original Research or Not

Chapter five is based on empirical research.

3.4) Key Theories

The author provides an overview of the theories of mass media (W. Lippmann's communication theory, G.Gerbner 'cultivation theory' , the theory of the agenda-setting function of the mass media by D.L.Shaw and M.McCombs)and their relevance and application in the Italian context

Keywordsdiversity practices, Italy, migrants' integration