Journalistic world in Jerusalem is divided over the Palestinism/Israelism -conflict, states Jérôme Bourdon of Tel Aviv University in his paper published in the journal Journalism. The paper, titled Strange strangers: The Jerusalem correspondents in the network of nations is based on an ethnographic investigation of foreign press correspondents working in Israel and Palestine.
Bourdon argues that journalists voice their suspicions and opinions often mezza voce or off the record, and feel challenged if questioned about their impartiality. Also, Bourdon writes about “diasporic nationalism” and how changing audiences put an increasing pressure on journalists working in the area.
The paper was published as an online-first article in the journal Journalism. It can be accessed here (abstract public).