Journalism in Change: Journalistic Culture in Poland, Russia and Sweden by Gunnar NygrenJournalism in Change: Journalistic Culture in Poland, Russia and Sweden by Gunnar Nygren

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

EditorGunnar Nygren, Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska

Hardcover | July 30, 2015

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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
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. Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska is professor at the University of Wroclaw (Poland) and Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism. S...
Title:Journalism in Change: Journalistic Culture in Poland, Russia and SwedenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:July 30, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631649215

ISBN - 13:9783631649213

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Table of Contents

Contents: Gunnar Nygren/Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska: Introduction: Journalism professionalization and journalistic culture as a matter of research – Gunnar Nygren: Professionalization, media development, and comparative journalism studies – Gunnar Nygren/Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska/Elena Johansson: Professional journalistic cultures. Design and methods in the research – Michal Glowacki: 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 – Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska: Journalism and politics – Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska: Journalism and commercialization – Elena Johansson: New tools for old practices? The journalistic profession in the context of interactive participation – Gunnar Nygren/Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska: Journalistic cultures between national traditions and global trends.

Editorial Reviews

The authors track similarities and variation across different political systems and historical trajectories. The results impressively point to cultural hybridization in which globalization and technological change are put in constant negotiation with traditional ideals of journalism.
Thomas Hanitzsch, Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany