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Möller, C. & Örnebring, H. (2018). Liquid geographies of journalism: gender, place and identity among ex-journalists. In: : . Paper presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in New Orleans. 10-14 april, 2018..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Liquid geographies of journalism: gender, place and identity among ex-journalists
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Research on journalistic work has traditionally tended to privilege the workplace and newsroom as the main scene for journalistic practice, while reproducing male norms of work and professionalism and a clear work/life separation. Following staff cuts throughout the newspaper and media sectors across Europe and North America, there has been a sharp rise in scholarly interest in journalists’ not working, i.e. the experiences and effects of job loss and job insecurity among journalists.

We argue that due to increased precarity and blurred boundaries in/of journalistic work, livelihood is a suitable concept for analyzing both change and continuity within the gendered occupation of journalism. In this paper, we examine the liquid geographies of journalistic livelihoods by studying how (ex)journalists negotiate the tensions between occupational identities (privileging professionalism, mobility and career) and place based identities (mobilizing a sense of community belonging) in the experience of job loss.

The study is based on exploratory interviews with Swedish journalists who have left the occupation, either voluntarily or involuntarily. The paper analyzes their whole life situation, both their work lives and their private lives, when transitioning to a new profession. The study shows how both female and male (ex)journalists’ livelihood strategies are strongly rooted in the local community, revealing a wish to stay and work locally, choosing alternative work and improving their work-life balance - rather than striving to maintaining a journalistic identity. This contradicts earlier findings, which indicate that the professional identities of journalists are strong, even in the face of professional adversity.

National Category
Human Geography Media and Communications
Research subject
Human Geography; Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68767 (URN)
Conference
American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in New Orleans. 10-14 april, 2018.
Projects
Geomedia In-Between Spaces Research Programme
Available from: 2018-08-15 Created: 2018-08-15 Last updated: 2018-08-16Bibliographically approved
Örnebring, H. (2017). Epistemologies and Professional Roles. In: Claudia Mellado, Lea Hellmueller & Wolfgang Donsbach (Ed.), Journalistic Role Performance: Concepts, Contexts, and Methods (pp. 75-89). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Epistemologies and Professional Roles
2017 (English)In: Journalistic Role Performance: Concepts, Contexts, and Methods / [ed] Claudia Mellado, Lea Hellmueller & Wolfgang Donsbach, New York: Routledge, 2017, p. 75-89Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2017
Keywords
journalism, epistemology, professionalism, professional roles
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45374 (URN)978-1-138-78301-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-08-18 Created: 2016-08-18 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Fast, K. & Örnebring, H. (2017). Transmedia world-building: The Shadow (1931–present) and Transformers (1984–present). International journal of cultural studies, 20(6), 636-652
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transmedia world-building: The Shadow (1931–present) and Transformers (1984–present)
2017 (English)In: International journal of cultural studies, ISSN 1367-8779, E-ISSN 1460-356X, Vol. 20, no 6, p. 636-652Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study of transmedia storytelling has in recent years turned towards a more historicized understanding of its object of study, and also shifted to a wider perspective on narrative and narrative elements, focusing more on the transmediality of story-worlds and world-building rather than just narratives (‘plots’) in the stricter sense. This article combines these interrelated perspectival shifts in an analysis of story-worlds/world-building in two transmedia franchises: The Shadow (1931–present) and Transformers (1984–present), with a focus on the mechanics and processes of world-building in relation to transmedial change (i.e. how world elements are transformed over time as well as when story-worlds move across media platforms).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
The Shadow, story-worlds, Transformers, transmedia history, transmedia storytelling, world-building
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37931 (URN)10.1177/1367877915605887 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-09-14 Created: 2015-09-14 Last updated: 2018-06-11Bibliographically approved
Löfgren Nilsson, M. & Örnebring, H. (2016). Journalism Under Threat: Intimidation and harassment of Swedish journalists. Journalism Practice, 10(7), 880-890
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Journalism Under Threat: Intimidation and harassment of Swedish journalists
2016 (English)In: Journalism Practice, ISSN 1751-2786, E-ISSN 1751-2794, Vol. 10, no 7, p. 880-890Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous studies of intimidation and harassment of journalists have (rightly) focused on non-democratic and authoritarian nations and/or transitional/emerging democracies. In this article, we examine the situation in Sweden, a country with strong de facto and de jure safeguards of journalistic freedom and autonomy. We report the findings from a representative survey of Swedish journalists where three themes are analysed: the extent of harassment, the forms of harassment, and the consequences of intimidation and harassment. The results show that a third of the respondents had experienced threats at work in the past year, and an overwhelming majority said they had received offensive and insulting comments. Intimidation and harassment also had consequences, both professionally and personally, such as fear and self-censorship. We therefore argue that it is time to add the dimension of external pressure and threats to the discussion of journalistic autonomy—including in countries like Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxon: Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
abuse, autonomy, democracy, harassment, intimidation, survey, threats
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44632 (URN)10.1080/17512786.2016.1164614 (DOI)000386910800009 ()
Available from: 2016-08-09 Created: 2016-08-09 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Örnebring, H. (2016). Journalists, PR Professionals and the Practice of Paid News in Central and Eastern Europe: An Overview. Central European Journal of Communication, 9(1), 5-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Journalists, PR Professionals and the Practice of Paid News in Central and Eastern Europe: An Overview
2016 (English)In: Central European Journal of Communication, ISSN 1899-5101, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 5-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Central and Eastern Europe, journalism, PR, professionalism, corruption, paid news
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41008 (URN)10.19195/1899-5101.9.1(16).1 (DOI)000407579700002 ()
Projects
Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
Funder
EU, European Research Council, 230113
Available from: 2016-03-10 Created: 2016-03-10 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved
Fast, K., Örnebring, H. & Karlsson, M. (2016). Metaphors of free labor: A typology of unpaid work in the media sector. Media Culture and Society, 38(7), 963-978
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Metaphors of free labor: A typology of unpaid work in the media sector
2016 (English)In: Media Culture and Society, ISSN 0163-4437, E-ISSN 1460-3675, Vol. 38, no 7, p. 963-978Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Over the last decade, free labor has emerged as a key analytical tool for understanding new or semi-new forms of labor in the contemporary digital economy. This article critiques and develops this concept, with specific reference to work in the media industries, by presenting a historically grounded typology of free labor that also highlights some of the analytical problems with the current use of the concept. Our typology presents seven metaphors of free labor based on historical instances of roles people have taken on when performing unpaid labor: those of The Slave, The Carer, The Apprentice, The Prospector, The Hobbyist, The Volunteer, and The Patsy. A key conclusion is that free labor is performed by different actors at either end of increasingly complex and temporally stretched out value chains. This necessitates a more fine-grained and historicized use of the concept of free labor.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016
Keywords
Free labor, media industries, metaphors, typology, value, work
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42301 (URN)10.1177/0163443716635861 (DOI)000384457400001 ()
Available from: 2016-05-23 Created: 2016-05-23 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Örnebring, H. (2016). Newsworkers: A Comparative European Perspective. London: Bloomsbury Academic
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Newsworkers: A Comparative European Perspective
2016 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. p. 272
Keywords
journalism, Europe, journalistic work, comparative analysis
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42560 (URN)978-1780931838 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-05-26 Created: 2016-05-26 Last updated: 2016-06-27Bibliographically approved
Örnebring, H. & Ferrer Conill, R. (2016). Outsourcing newswork. In: David Domingo, Tamara Witschge, Alfred Hermida, Chris Anderson (Ed.), Handbook of Digital Journalism: . London: Sage Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outsourcing newswork
2016 (English)In: Handbook of Digital Journalism / [ed] David Domingo, Tamara Witschge, Alfred Hermida, Chris Anderson, London: Sage Publications, 2016Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2016
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38988 (URN)9781473906532 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-11 Created: 2016-01-11 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Örnebring, H. (2016). Review of Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska & Gunnar Nygren (eds.) Journalism in Change: Journalistic Culture in Poland, Russia and Sweden [Review]. Central European Journal of Communication, 9(1), 137-140
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska & Gunnar Nygren (eds.) Journalism in Change: Journalistic Culture in Poland, Russia and Sweden
2016 (English)In: Central European Journal of Communication, ISSN 1899-5101, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 137-140Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41009 (URN)
Available from: 2016-03-10 Created: 2016-03-10 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Örnebring, H. & Mellado, C. (2016). Valued skills among journalists: An exploratory comparison of six European nations. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, 1-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Valued skills among journalists: An exploratory comparison of six European nations
2016 (English)In: Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, ISSN 1464-8849, E-ISSN 1741-3001, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cross-national comparative studies of journalists generally focus on the demographic characteristics and/or the values and role-perception of journalists. Systematic studies of journalistic skills have been rare, however. This article reports the findings from a comparative study of journalists from Britain, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Sweden. Based on an email survey of 2238 news professionals, journalistic skills can be grouped into three distinctive dimensions: reporting, editing, and networking skills.

The data also show a number of similarities, but also important differences regarding the importance journalists give to different professional skills in different European countries.

Keywords
Comparative analysis, Europe, journalism culture, journalism practice, professional
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44631 (URN)10.1177/1464884916657514 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-08-09 Created: 2016-08-09 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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