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Black role models and the news

Moore, Kerry ORCID: and Jewell, John 2012. Black role models and the news. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics 9 (2/3) , n/a.

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This chapter critically explores the news and journalistic discourses surrounding the concept of the role model in the UK. It draws upon news content and semi-structured interviews with journalists from a wider study commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government exploring the media image of Black young men and boys in 2009-10. Analysis demonstrates negatively stigmatising discourses at play in role model news and polarised attitudes towards role models among journalists’ reflections. Post-Marxist discourse theory is employed to argue that rather than challenging the complex social inequalities facing young Black men as recent government policy suggests, role modelling as a ‘technology of the self’ is likely to articulate neoliberal logic and reinforce existing social inequalities

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Uncontrolled Keywords: role models; young Black men; news discourse; post-Marxism; neo-liberalism
Publisher: Abramis Academic
ISSN: 1742-0105
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023 02:37

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