Professionalism Under Threat of Violence: Journalism, reflexivity, and the potential for collective professional autonomy in northern Mexico

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Abstract

Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, as more than 100 journalists have been murdered between 2000 and 2014, with almost half of those killed in the country's northern states. Through an analysis of in-depth interviews with journalists in northern Mexico, this qualitative study examines the relationship between an environment of violence and journalists' perceptions about professionalism. Utilizing the concepts of professional reflexivity and collective professional autonomy, the authors analyze and discuss the complexities and contradictions of professional identity among journalists during a time of unprecedented violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournalism Studies
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StateAccepted/In press - Feb 13 2015

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Keywords

  • collective professional autonomy
  • journalists
  • Mexico
  • news media
  • professionalism, reflexivity
  • United States–Mexico border
  • violence

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  • Communication

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