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Context, Culture and Cognition

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the elements of effective multicultural reporting.
  • To recognize that a journalist’s own culture may affect how he or she interprets and understands news events.
  • To know the journalistic principles that support inclusive journalism.

Quick Links

Additional Exploration Exercises

Effective Multicultural Reporting: Strengthening Your Weaknesses

Applying the Fault Lines WITHIN Cultural Groups

Reflective Practice in Action

A “Typical” U.S. Journalist: Where Do You Fit in This Portrait?


  • Want to know the mindset of a journalist? See “Stuff Journalists Like,” a website devoted to, well, stuff journalists like. It’s pithy, sometimes coarse, often right on the mark and consistently fresh.
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