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Dimensions of journalistic workplace autonomy: A five-nation comparison
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8497-3381
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0101-9152
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4286-7764
2016 (English)In: Javnost - The Public, ISSN 1318-3222, Vol. 23, no 3, 307-326 p., 1215833Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article examines how journalists perceive workplace autonomy in five European countries, based on an email survey (N = 2238) conducted in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Estonia. The article argues that the workplace level functions as a link between the macro level of external pressures and the micro level of perceived influences on news work. Using principal component analysis we explore the dimensionality of workplace autonomy based on a set of 20 survey questions. Regression analysis is then used on the dimensions found in order to determine what affects perception of autonomy in the different dimensions. The most salient explanatory variables are found on the country and organisational levels, whereas the variables age, experience, gender, managerial role and medium have no or limited effects. The results show the organisational and country levels being integrated and that national journalistic culture is the most salient factor explaining perception of autonomy.

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Taylor & Francis, 2016. Vol. 23, no 3, 307-326 p., 1215833
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Media and Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-46132DOI: 10.1080/13183222.2016.1215833ISI: 000384424400006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-46132DiVA: diva2:971120
Available from: 2016-09-15 Created: 2016-09-15 Last updated: 2016-12-01Bibliographically approved

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Örnebring, HenrikLindell, JohanClerwall, ChristerKarlsson, Michael
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