Structuring the Sacred: Media Professionalism and the Production of Mediated Holocaust Memory
Abstract:In this study, the authors explore the considerations that guide media organizations when they narrate the past. To operationalize this research interest, the authors interviewed 10 senior Israeli electronic media professionals about the production processes that shape the broadcasts of electronic media on Israel's Memorial Day for the Holocaust and the Heroism. The analysis of the interviews illuminates the constructed and negotiated (rather than natural and inherent) nature of media professionalism.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-04-01