Journalism in Change: Journalistic Culture in Poland, Russia and Sweden

Journalism in Change: Journalistic Culture in Poland, Russia and Sweden

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Overview

Media developments change journalism all over the world. But are the changes the same in different media systems? How is professionalization influenced by the constant growth of a network society and social media? How are commercialization and political influences in the media relating to each other? These are some of the issues discussed in this study. It is based on the research project Journalism in Change – professional journalistic cultures in Poland, Russia and Sweden. From 2011 to 2014 researchers from Sweden, Poland and Russia at Södertörn University in Stockholm have been cooperating closely in order to survey a sample of 1500 journalists and 60 in depth interviews with journalists. The results are presented in a comparative design covering different areas.
It is an unusually tightly focused volume that sheds much light on the values, roles and working conditions of these journalists in a revealing comparative perspective. It is a model of well-conceptualized and carefully conducted comparative cross-national journalism research.
David H. Weaver, Bloomington, Indiana University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631649213
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 07/30/2015
Series: Studies in Communication and Politics Series , #3
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gunnar Nygren is a professor of journalism at Södertörn University in Stockholm. He specialises in local journalism and professional roles of journalists as well as changing journalistic practices.
Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska is professor at the University of Wrocław (Poland) and Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism. She is a founder of the Polish Communication Association and specialises in the development of the media systems and journalism in Poland.

Table of Contents

Contents: Gunnar Nygren/Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska: Introduction: Journalism professionalization and journalistic culture as a matter of research – Gunnar Nygren: Professionalization, media development, and comparative journalism studies – Gunnar Nygren/Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska/Elena Johansson: Professional journalistic cultures. Design and methods in the research – Michał Głowacki: Who is a journalist today? Mapping selected dimensions for comparative study on journalism – Jöran Hök: Changing working conditions – Gunnar Nygren: Media development and professional autonomy – Maria Anikina: Ideals and values of modern journalists: the search for balance – Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska: Journalism and politics – Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska: Journalism and commercialization – Elena Johansson: New tools for old practices? The journalistic profession in the context of interactive participation – Gunnar Nygren/Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska: Journalistic cultures between national traditions and global trends.

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