Routinization of Producing Multicultural News and Cultural Politics of Gatekeeping

다문화 뉴스 제작 관행과 게이트키핑의 문화정치학

  • 주재원 (동의대학교 신문방송학과)
  • Received : 2014.08.19
  • Accepted : 2014.09.25
  • Published : 2014.10.28


This study focuses on the news making system of the prime time news of PSB in Korean society, where the presence of ethnic minorities is increasing rapidly. Although the World Wide Web has become one of the most attractive media over the last decade, Korean PSB, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), still remains the most popular and influential medium. Therefore, the process of analyzing news making system of ethnic minorities in Korean society represented in Korean PSB as a social construction is meaningful in that it provides an important key to understand the cultural and political background and characteristics of society. For this purpose, the article tries to understand news making process when producing news related to ethnic minorities in the Korean society such as migrant workers, married migrant women and mixed-heritage children of multicultural families by interview with ten reporters in KBS. As a result, most KBS reporters had stereotypes towards multiculturalism and migrants and news reports relating to ethnic minorities are usually produced routinely, using a set of rules that have become part of KBS culture.


Multicultural Society;Public Service Broadcasting;Migrants;News Making;Gatekeeping


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