The Representation of Physical Functional Diversity in the Spanish Press
Keywords: 
Functional diversity
disability
media
press
Issue Date: 
2017
Publisher: 
Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra
ISSN: 
2386-7876
Citation: 
Iáñez-Domínguez, A. (Antonio); González-Luna, B. (Borja). "The Representation of Physical Functional Diversity in the Spanish Press". Communication & Society. 30 (1), 2017, 105 - 124
Abstract
This article presents the results of research into the treatment of physical functional diversity in the Spanish press. The research has involved the analysis of news items referring to functional diversity in two high-circulation newspapers in Spain (ABC and El País) between 1978 and 2012. The results show that the number of news items on functional diversity has risen over this period, with an evolution in the terminology and approach to the information. The creation of communication departments in some of the organizations in the sector, the production of style guides and/or norms and the recommendations of international organizations may have encouraged these changes. Even so, news items still appear in which the news is the functional diversity in itself, which does not help to deconstruct the stereotyped image that has accompanied this group for many years.

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