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Cross-Cultural Journalism and Strategic Communication

Storytelling and Diversity, 2nd Edition

Edited by Maria E Len-Rios, Earnest L Perry

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360 pages | 40 B/W Illus.

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Description

Built using the hands-on and pioneering Missouri Method, this textbook prepares readers to write about and communicate with people of different backgrounds, offering real-world examples of how to practice excellent journalism and strategic communication that takes culture into account.

No matter the communication purpose, this book will help readers engage with difference and the concept of fault lines, and to identify and mitigate bias. It provides guidance on communicating the complexity inherent in issues like crime, immigration, and sports, and working with census data to craft stories or strategic campaigns. Above all, the book encourages readers to reconsider assumptions about race, class, gender, identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, religion, disability, and age, and recognize communicators’ responsibilities in shaping national discussions. This new edition addresses the ever-changing political and social climate, differentiates excellent journalism from punditry, and shows the business value of understanding diverse perspectives.

A fantastic introduction to this complex but important field, this book is perfect for students, teachers, and early career communicators. The combintion of a hands-on approach and pull-out boxes with the diverse voices curated by editors María Len-Rios and Earnest Perry make this an ideal text for the classroom and beyond.

Reviews

Praise for the Previous Edition:

"Respecting difference and interrupting implicit bias are paramount skills for any communicator, especially journalists and public-relations professionals. Cross-Cultural Journalism will help students with both. This book—with its range of cultural and industry expertise—will make students aware of their responsibilities as mass communicators and open their hearts and minds to the complexities of the communities they are supposed to serve." —Andrea Otanez, University of Washington

"Cross-Cultural Journalism provides just the right mix of scholarly and professional insights needed to match my approach to teaching journalists and strategic communicators about diversity. The contemporary examples used throughout the book are great." —George L. Daniels, The University of Alabama

Table of Contents

Cross-Cultural Journalism and Strategic Communication:

Communicating About Diversity

Table of Contents

PART I: CONCEPTUAL GROUNDING

Chapter 1 – Conceptual Understanding

Earnest L. Perry and María E. Len-Ríos

Chapter 2 – Talking Across Difference

Keith Woods

Chapter 3 – Who’s American?

Saleem Alhabash, Carie Cunningham and Anastasia Kononova

PART II: APPLICATION

Chapter 4 – Making Class Matter: Journalism and Social Class

Ryan Thomas and Marina Hendricks

Chapter 5 – Gender and the Media: Envisioning Equality

Yong Volz and María E. Len-Ríos

Chapter 6 – Mass Media and the LBGT Community

Gary Hicks

Chapter 7 – Missing in Action: Religion in Mass Media Markets and News

Debra Mason

Chapter 8 – Reporting and Strategic Communication Across Borders

Beverly Horvit and Yulia Medvedeva

Chapter 9 – Immigrants and Immigration: Reporting the New America

Melita M. Garza

Chapter 10 – Achieving Excellence in Crime Coverage

Earnest L. Perry

Chapter 11– The Complexity of Disability

Chad Painter

Chapter 12 – Rx for Communicating about Health Inequalities

Amanda Hinnant and María E. Len-Ríos

Chapter 13 – Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation: Understanding Generational

Differences

Teri Finneman

Chapter 14 – Telling—and Erasing—Diverse Stories in Sports

David Welch Suggs, Jr.

Chapter 15 – Next: Where Do We Go From Here?

María E. Len-Ríos and Earnest L. Perry

About the Editors

María E. Len-Ríos is Associate Professor of Public Relations at the Grady College, University of Georgia. Before earning a doctorate in Journalism from the University of Missouri, she worked in advertising/public relations and marketing in Atlanta. She taught the cross-cultural journalism course at Missouri for ten years. In 2014-2015 she served as a board member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Earnest L. Perry is Associate Professor of Journalism Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism. Before earning a doctorate in Journalism from the University of Missouri, he worked as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Connecticut and Illinois. He is the lead instructor of the cross-cultural journalism course at Missouri, which began in 1998 and was one of the first required journalism diversity courses in the country.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies