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.
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - Apr 2011|
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The authors thank Roei Davidson, Oren Livio, Maya Mazor-Tregerman, Anna Reading, Amit Schejter and the two anonymous reviewers for their comments on earlier versions of this article. They also thank the 10 media professionals interviewed for the article who agreed to share their thoughts and observations. This research was supported by a grant from the Israel Science Foundation (Grant No. 291/07).
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