Newsworkers: A Comparative European Perspective by Henrik ÖrnebringNewsworkers: A Comparative European Perspective by Henrik Örnebring

Newsworkers: A Comparative European Perspective

byHenrik Örnebring

Hardcover | May 5, 2016

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The last decade has seen a transformation of journalism industries and the working lives of our journalists. Do the changes have the same impact everywhere? Do journalists today experience these changes as a pressure or as a possibility? Is something irrevocably lost from journalism with these changes? Newsworkers takes a broad range of European countries - North and South, East and West, big and small - comparing in each how journalism as work has been affected by the changes in journalism institutions. The book looks at three pertinent and topical questions: the role of technology in changing journalism work practice; the decline or not of professional values; and whether journalism is becoming more homogenous across national borders. Drawing on extensive and original research, the book provides a comprehensive picture of contemporary European journalism.
Henrik ¿rnebring is Professor of Media and Communication in the Department of Geography, Media and Communication at Karlstad University, Sweden, and a former Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, UK.
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Title:Newsworkers: A Comparative European PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 5, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780931832

ISBN - 13:9781780931838

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Journalism as Work and Institution Chapter 2: Institution, work, and professionalism - an analytical framework Chapter 3: Six countries - background and empirical data Chapter 4: Technology Chapter 5: Skill Chapter 6: Autonomy Chapter 7: Professionalism Chapter 8: Newswork in Europe: Continuity and Change Methodological Appendix Bibliography Index

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This well-organized book reports the findings of an ambitious and thorough study of journalists in six European countries-Britain, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Sweden. It focuses on continuity and change in the technology, skills, autonomy, and professionalism of news people in these countries, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. It offers some unexpected insights, as well as support for previous studies, and should be of real value to anyone interested in European journalism.