Professional Role Performance in Journalism


  • Claudia Mellado Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
  • Michał Kuś University of Wrocław



journalism, professional roles, media studies in Latin America

Author Biography

Claudia Mellado, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Claudia Mellado is a Professor of Journalism in the School of Journalism at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile. Before joining PUCV she taught at the University of Santiago and the University of Concepcion in the same country. She received her doctoral degree in Communication from the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain in 2004. During 2007–2008, she did her post-doctoral work at the School of Journalism, Indiana University. Her research focuses on the study of journalism cultures, journalistic role performance, and comparative studies. She is the principal investigator of the JRP Project ( Her work has been extensively published in journals such as Journal of Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, Journalism, JMCQ, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Communication Theory, and Digital Journalism. Her last edited books are Journalistic Role Performance: Concept, Contexts, and Methods (Routledge, 2017), and Beyond Journalistic Norms. Role Performance and News in Comparative Perspective (Routledge, 2021).


Mellado, C. (ed.) (2021). Beyond Journalistic Norms. Role Performance and News in Comparative Perspective. New York: Routledge.

Mellado, C. (2015). Professional roles in news content: Six dimensions of journalistic role performance. Journalism Studies 16(4): 596–614.

Mellado, C., Hellmueller, L. and Donsbach, W. (eds) (2017). Journalistic Role Performance: Concepts, Models and Measures. New York: Routledge.




How to Cite

Mellado, C., & Kuś, M. (2021). Professional Role Performance in Journalism. Central European Journal of Communication, 14(1(28), 140-144.

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