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’Now we can talk’: The role of culture in journalistic boundary work during the boycott of Puerto Rico’s La Comay

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’Now we can talk’ : The role of culture in journalistic boundary work during the boycott of Puerto Rico’s La Comay. / Gutsche Jr, Robert; Naranjo, Consuelo; Martinez-Bustos, Lilliam.

In: Journalism Practice, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2014, p. 298-313.

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Gutsche Jr, Robert ; Naranjo, Consuelo ; Martinez-Bustos, Lilliam. / ’Now we can talk’ : The role of culture in journalistic boundary work during the boycott of Puerto Rico’s La Comay. In: Journalism Practice. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 298-313.

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