Between language support and activism: A complementary journalistic function among European minority-language newspeople

Iñaki Zabaleta, Nicolás Xamardo, Arantza Gutierrez, Santi Urrutia, Itxaso Fernandez, Carme Ferré

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Abstract

This article outlines the extent to which journalists working in European minority-language media believe that their journalistic role within the community is strictly professional or alternatively should incorporate a complementary function as language supporters or activists. A weighted and reasonably representative survey of 230 journalists from 10 European minority-language communities (Basque, Catalan, Galician, Corsican, Breton, Frisian, Irish, Welsh, Scottish-Gaelic, and Sámi) indicates that journalists favour a journalistic professional activity which incorporates a role as language-backing actors. This may underlie the idea of a contextual approach to the concept of journalism. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-208
JournalJournalism Studies
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010

Keywords

  • European minority-language journalists
  • Journalism functions
  • Language support

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