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Swedish and Russian journalists views of their professional roles in a changing media landscape
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Media, audio technology and experience production and theater.
Department of Intercultural Communications and Language Theory.
2011 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A study consisting of interviews with journalists from Sweden and Russia is in progress. By using the journalists own words and by approaching poststructuralism; the study emphasize how journalists view their professional lives and how they adapt their writings accordingly. The early findings reflect that journalists are influenced by the changing media landscape as well as the culture in where they live and work. Although free journalism should, perhaps ideally, be driven by curiosity, it seems in both Sweden and Russia that the writings most often are “consumer-driven”. The way in which journalism is experienced it seems that journalists expressions of not being able to make their own choices is common. The early results demonstrate several similarities in ideals and values of journalists in Sweden and Russia. However, historical differences may be traced in the journalists’ somewhat differing interpretations of journalism matters and in their assessment of freedom of the press. The changing media landscape is a global phenomenon which influences journalist practice in many ways and it appears that journalists quickly adapts to this in both Sweden and Russia.

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Keyword [en]
Other social sciences - Media and communication studies
Keyword [sv]
Övrig samhällsvetenskap - Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Research subject
Media and Communication Science.
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39628Local ID: e756531f-50ca-4e4c-a3bf-b1b861d887f8OAI: diva2:1013144
NordMedia : 11/08/2011 - 13/08/2011
Godkänd; 2011; 20130814 (akijuh)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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