Les limites de la loyauté et de l'engagement chez les journalistes en milieu minoritaire francophone au Canada : une étude exploratoire

Bernier, Marc-François
October 2011
Journal of Canadian Studies;Automne2011, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p58
Academic Journal
Journalists in francophone minority communities (JFMCs) in Canada are sometimes viewed more as promoters or advocates of the interests of their communities rather than as journalists striving to respect traditional professional standards related to impartiality (neutrality and objectivity). From the research perspective, however, little is known about the normative aspects of francophone journalism in minority communities. The author conducted an exploratory study that allowed 153 JFMCs to express themselves with respect to their commitment and loyalty towards their cultural group, this against the backdrop of the community pressure that these players feel primarily based on the perceptions they have of their communities' expectations. The author's findings rendered a nuanced portrait in which journalists take into account respect for certain professional standards, while remaining sensitive to the expectations of their communities and employers, as they perceive these.


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