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Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media

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Multicultural Journalism

Research Team Leader: Associate Professor Margie Thompson

This research team, led by Associate Professor Margie Thompson, focuses on the need for newsroom diversity to reflect the diversity of the cultures that journalism seeks to serve. The team is particularly interested in the development of intercultural competence among professional journalists, exploring the ways that cultural sensitivity is best reflected in both the content and the business practices of the journalism industries, and how today's most effective multicultural journalists are seeking out and telling stories of communities that have long been underserved. The project is interested in how journalists can find innovative ways of working with communities of color to live up to our ideal of a truly democratic and representative society.