De intercultureel competente journalist | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 38, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1384-6930
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7286


Intercultural competences for journalists

Intercultural competences for journalists

It is very important for journalism to have an eye for cultural diversity. For years, government, schools of journalism and the media world tried to realize diversity by working on more colour in newsrooms and journalism schools. Moreover, it is important to stress the multicultural expertise of every journalist, regardless his or her background. This view implies, that every professional has to be sufficiently equipped to do a good job in a society that has been changed in a multicultural society during the last decades. What demands concerning knowledge, skills and attitude are to be made upon journalists for being ‘intercultural competent’? In this essay, a set of intercultural competences for journalists is being proposed.


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