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, 1-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 1-19 p.
Comparative analysis, Europe, journalism culture, journalism practice, professional
Media and Communications
Research subject Media and Communication Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44631DOI: 10.1177/1464884916657514OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-44631DiVA: diva2:951657