Professional autonomy: Challenges and Opportunities in Poland,Russia and Sweden
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2015 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 36, no 2, 79-95 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Degree of autonomy is one of the key dimensions of professionalization in journalism.However, the strive for autonomy looks different in different media systems, where pressureon autonomy can come from both political and commercial powers, outside and withinthe media. Media development also changes the conditions for professional autonomy forjournalists, in both a positive and a negative sense. In the comparative research project“Journalism in change”, the journalistic cultures in Russia, Poland and Sweden are studied.In a survey involving 1500 journalists from the three countries, journalists report ontheir perceived autonomy in their daily work and in relation to different actors inside andoutside the media. The survey covers how the work has been changed by media developments,and how these changes have affected journalists´perceived autonomy. The resultsshow similarities in the strive for autonomy, but also clear differences in how autonomy isperceived by journalists in the three countries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2015. Vol. 36, no 2, 79-95 p.
journalists, professionalization, autonomy, professional institutions, comparative journalism studies
Research subject Media
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-4267DOI: 10.1515/nor-2015-0018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-4267DiVA: diva2:881725
Editor: Ingela Wadbring2015-12-112015-12-112015-12-11