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Journalism in Transition

The Professional Identity of Swedish Journalists


Författare: Jenny Wiik
Publiceringsår: 2010
ISBN: 978-91-88212-80-1
ISSN: 1101-4652

Bokserie nr 59

Akademisk avhandling för filosofie doktorsexamen


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Is journalism undergoing "de-professionalization" or is it just entering a new phase – taking a different shape? And what is the meaning of professional idelas such as scrutiny and autonomy in these processes?

In Journalism in Transition, Jenny Wiik analyses those matters, focusing on the case of Swedish journalists. Emirical support is drawn from a national survey conducted five times since 1989 on the Dept. of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg (JMG). Questions about journalists perceptions of various ideals offer excellent opportunities to explore possible homogenization vs. fragmentation, as well as what the attitudinal dimensions actually say about the professional content of Swedish journalism.

The survey shows that traditional journalistic ideals have attained increasing support over time, and that the efforts to fix professional boundaries are fierce. Those boundaries are, however, subjects of negotiation: in the professional identity formation of Swedish journalists between 1989 and 2005, there is an increasing orientation towards liberal- and market values. There is furthermore an increasing homogenization of journalistic ideals: all journalists think increasingly alike, despite social background.

However, social attributes still being highly relevant are gender, journalistic qualifications and place of work. Those factors determine journalists positions in the field and consequently form their professional identities into various shapes.

Sidansvarig: Cajsa Malmström|Sidan uppdaterades: 2011-09-20
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