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Book chapter

Mapping Professional Roles in News Content Across 18 Countries: A Descriptive Overview

P. 67-84.
Mellado C., Marquez-Ramirez M., Humanes M. L., Amado A., Mothes C., Silke H., Stepinska A., Szabo G., Davydov S. G., Mick J., Olivera D., Panagiotou N., Pasti S., Raemy P., Roses S., Schielicke A., Tandoc Jr. E.

In order to broaden our understanding of journalism as a complex but meaningfully practiced profession, the main goal of this chapter is to map the general differences and similarities in journalistic role performance—specifically in relation to the presence of the interventionist, watchdog, loyal-facilitator, service, infotainment, and civic roles—across and within 18 countries from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. We provide a descriptive overview of the results and trends identified in our project, focusing on the extent to which commonalities of traditional geographies, media system characteristics, and normative frameworks of professional roles hold true in journalistic performance.