Reportear bajo amenaza: violencia, profesionalización y modernización irregular del sistema mediático mexicano

Translated title of the contribution: Reporting under threat: Violence, professionalization, and erratic modernization of the mexican media system

Rubén Arnoldo González Macías, Elba Díaz-Cerveró, Daniel Barredo-Ibáñez

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Abstract

A media system deemed modern requires, among other things, the practice of free professional journalism, which has not been entirely possible in Mexico because the growing violence against journalists has emerged as one of the principal obstacles to their job. The aim is to describe Mexican journalists responses to the relentless threats and attacks they face based on 93 semi-structured interviews conducted in 23 of the country s most violent states. Concerning journalism professionalization, the results suggest that violence against the media has two implications mainly. First, the attacks have favored the development of better journalistic practices, such as adherence to data and facts, diversification of information sources, deployment of collaborative coverage, and creation of journalist associations. Second, in a significant number of cases, violence has inhibited press freedom, promoting self-censorship or dependence on official government newsletters. The coexistence of both reactions reveals the fickle nature of the Mexican media system and its modernization process.

Translated title of the contributionReporting under threat: Violence, professionalization, and erratic modernization of the mexican media system
Original languagePortuguese
Article number11879
JournalPalabra Clave
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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