CERIS – The Ontario  

 Metropolis Centre & Centre

 For Refugee Studies

 News encounters of a questionable kind: Portrayals of other ethnic and racialized groups in Greater Toronto Area ethnocultural newspapers

Friday January 13, 2012

12:00- 2:00pm

 Presenter: April Lindgren, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Ryerson University

 Moderator: Luin Goldring, Associate Professor, Sociology, York University; CERIS Citizenship and Social, Cultural and Civic Integration Domain Leader

Description: Visible minorities are expected to be the majority in the Greater Toronto Area by 2031. The GTA’s ethnocultural and racialized communities are served by nearly a dozen daily newspapers and more than 200 publications that appear less frequently. What role do these papers play in shaping how ethnic and racialized groups “see” each other? The results of a study that examines how other ethnic and racialized groups are portrayed in newspapers serving the Chinese, Punjabi, Russian and Korean communities will be presented. In addition to presenting data on the amount and subject matter of news coverage of other groups, the study examines the extent to which publications’ news coverage complies with Canadian Press Styleguide standards on when and how to mention the religious, ethnic or racial background of individuals in the news. The results suggest the CP standard is not uniformly applied in some cases and that there is only limited representation of other groups in most cases.

Location: Room 519 York Research Tower, York University


This seminar is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to cerisadm@yorku.ca

Seminar presentations are posted on our website after the event,

to view please visit: http://ceris.metropolis.net

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