Paper about racial-ethnic diversity in sports media wins Literati Award

Workplace diversity in sport media
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Congratulations to prof. dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg, Matthias de Heer and Palesa Mashigo from Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. They recently won the Emerald Literati Award 2022 for Outstanding Paper with “Sport media professionals reflect on racial stereotypes and ethnic diversity in the organization”.

A broader perspective

The winning paper is based on Matthias de Heer’s Master thesis. It describes how sports journalists in the Netherlands deal with racial and ethnic diversity in their organization and how they reflect on racial and ethnic stereotypes in sports commentary. Among other insights, the contribution of Jacco, Matthias and Palesa shows how a part of the journalists considers racial diversity in the workplace a non-issue, while others recognize its importance. The article puts their findings in a broader academic perspective and provides recommendations to generate more racial-ethnic diversity in the workplace.

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Sharing academic knowledge worldwide

The Literati Awards have existed for more than 25 years and are presented annually by Emerald Publishing, worldwide active in the field of academic journals and working with universities to share knowledge and provoke the kind of debate that leads to positive change. Every year the editors of the ‘Corporate Communications’ journal nominate the best contributions, which are reviewed by Emerald’s selection committee.

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