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Valued skills among journalists: An exploratory comparison of six European nations
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.
2016 (English)In: Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, ISSN 1464-8849, E-ISSN 1741-3001, 1-19 p.Article 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


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 1-19 p.
Keyword [en]
Comparative analysis, Europe, journalism culture, journalism practice, professional
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44631DOI: 10.1177/1464884916657514OAI: diva2:951657
Available from: 2016-08-09 Created: 2016-08-09 Last updated: 2016-08-09

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