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Örnebring, H. & Möller, C. (2018). In the Margins of Journalism: Gender and livelihood among local (ex-) journalists in Sweden. Journalism Practice, 12(8), 1051-1060
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In the Margins of Journalism: Gender and livelihood among local (ex-) journalists in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Journalism Practice, ISSN 1751-2786, E-ISSN 1751-2794, Vol. 12, no 8, p. 1051-1060Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research on journalists and journalistic work has focused on journalists with permanent, full-time employment. Given the rapid decrease of such employment opportunities, we argue that journalism research needs to pay more attention to those who those who have had to leave their jobs and either stopped doing journalism entirely, or who have switched to a freelance career (sometimes combining journalism with other work). This category of people is at once becoming more marginalized and “the new normal” within the occupation: In this paper, we furthermore focus on local (Swedish) journalists and ex-journalists. Based on a set of semi-structured interviews (n = 12) with ex-journalists who share the experience of having lost their permanent, full-time jobs, we use the concept of livelihood as an analytical tool. The concept of livelihood highlights the shift from journalism as a job practiced exclusive of other jobs to an activity conducted alongside other income-generating activities and makes it possible to analyse leaving the occupation from a context that incorporates the whole life situation of the respondents. This also contributes to the current wave of studies of journalism and job loss by adding qualitative data about individual experiences of job loss to the existing quantitative survey evidence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
journalism, livelihood, gender, Sweden
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68838 (URN)10.1080/17512786.2018.1497455 (DOI)000444275400012 ()
Available from: 2018-08-22 Created: 2018-08-22 Last updated: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Örnebring, H. (2018). Journalism and Change. In: Tim P Vos (Ed.), Journalism: (pp. 555-574). Boston: Walter de Gruyter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Journalism and Change
2018 (English)In: Journalism / [ed] Tim P Vos, Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2018, p. 555-574Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2018
Series
Handbooks of Communication Science, ISSN 2199-6288 ; 19
Keywords
journalism, change, longitudinal analysis
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68839 (URN)978-1-5015-1038-0 (ISBN)978-1-5015-0008-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-22 Created: 2018-08-22 Last updated: 2018-08-30Bibliographically approved
Örnebring, H. (2018). Journalists thinking about precarity: Making sense of the "new normal". # ISOJ Journal, 8(1), 109-127
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Journalists thinking about precarity: Making sense of the "new normal"
2018 (English)In: # ISOJ Journal, ISSN 2328-0700, E-ISSN 2328-0662, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 109-127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study analyzes the effects of precarity on thinking about professionalism and professional identity among journalists, based on a re-analysis of three different datasets of semi-structured in-depth interviews (gathered in 2008-09, 2010-12 and 2017, respectively) with journalists (n = 63, 55 and 11, respectively) across 14 European countries. The study shows that journalists in this cross-national sample are “primed” for precarity; i.e. they largely accept precarity as natural part of journalism because precarity is in line with key professional norms such as norms of entrepreneurship and meritocracy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin, 2018
Keywords
journalism, precarity, comparative analysis
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68836 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-22 Created: 2018-08-22 Last updated: 2018-08-30Bibliographically approved
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
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