Diversity Requires Ethics Change

Authored by: Ginny Whitehouse

The Routledge Handbook of Mass Media Ethics

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  March  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138681323
eBook ISBN: 9781315545929
Adobe ISBN:


 Download Chapter



Ethnic diversity has long been a newsroom priority, but its success has been thwarted by international shifts in media business models. Improved numbers of ethnic diverse media managers is helpful, but newsroom structure must transform for real change to occur. Participatory journalism is creating opportunities to address incognizant racism, particularly as newsrooms include more commentary. Racism in crime and sports coverage needs to be addressed systematically in Western nations. Perpetuating stereotypes in news can lead to increased violence locally and encourage international policy harmful to immigrants.

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.