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Worlds of journalism: journalistic cultures around the globe

Worlds of journalism: journalistic cultures around the globe

Hanitzsch, Thomas

How do journalists around the world view their roles and responsibilities in society? Based on a landmark study that has collected data from more than 27,500 journalists in 67 countries, Worlds of Journalism offers a groundbreaking analysis of the different ways journalists perceive their duties, their relationship to society and government, and the nature and meaning of their work.Challenging assumptions of a universal definition or concept of journalism, the book maps a world populated by a rich diversity of journalistic cultures. Organized around a series of key questions on topics such as editorial autonomy, journalistic ethics, trust in social institutions, and changes in the profession, it details how the practice of journalism differs across the world in a range of political, social, and economic contexts. The book covers how journalism as an institution is created and re-created by journalists and how they experience their profession in very different ways, even as they retain a commitment to some basic, widely shared professional norms and practices. It concludes with a global classification of journalistic cultures that reflects the breadth of worldviews and orientations found in disparate countries and regions. Worlds of Journalism offers an ambitious, comparative global understanding of the state of journalism in a time when it is confronting a series of economic and political threats

Paperback, Book. English.
Published New York: Columbia University Press, 2019

Available at Middlesbrough Campus.

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Thomas Hanitzsch ... [et al.]
ISBN: 0231186436, 9780231186438
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xi, 434p. : ill.; 23cm.


  1. Acknowledgments
  2. 1. Exploring the Worlds of Journalism: An Introduction, by Thomas Hanitzsch, Folker Hanusch, Jyotika Ramaprasad, and Arnold S. de Beer
  3. 2. Journalistic Culture in a Global Context: A Conceptual Roadmap, by Thomas Hanitzsch, Laura Ahva, Martin Oller Alonso, Jesus Arroyave, Liesbeth Hermans, Jan Fredrik Hovden, Sallie Hughes, Beate Josephi, Jyotika Ramaprasad, Ivor Shapiro, and Tim Vos
  4. 3. Surveying Journalists Around the World: A Methodological Framework, by Corinna Lauerer and Thomas Hanitzsch
  5. 4. Profiles of Journalists: Demographic and Employment Patterns, by Beate Josephi, Folker Hanusch, Martin Oller Alonso, Ivor Shapiro, Kenneth Andresen, Arnold de Beer, Abit Hoxha, Sonia Virgínia Moreira, Kevin Rafter, Terje Skjerdal, Sergio Splendore, and Edson C. Tandoc, Jr.
  6. 5. Perceived Influences: Journalists’ Awareness of Pressures on Their Work, by Thomas Hanitzsch, Jyotika Ramaprasad, Jesus Arroyave, Rosa Berganza, Liesbeth Hermans, Jan Fredrik Hovden, Filip Lab, Corinna Lauerer, Alice Tejkalová, and Tim P. Vos
  7. 6. Editorial Autonomy: Journalists’ Perceptions of Their Freedom, by Basyouni Hamada, Sallie Hughes, Thomas Hanitzsch, James Hollings, Corinna Lauerer, Jesus Arroyave, Verica Rupar, and Sergio Splendore
  8. 7. Role Orientations: Journalists’ Views on Their Place in Society, by Thomas Hanitzsch, Tim Vos, Olivier Standaert, Folker Hanusch, Jan Fredrik Hovden, Liesbeth Hermans, and Jyotika Ramaprasad
  9. 8. Ethical Considerations: Journalists’ Perceptions of Professional Practice, by Jyotika Ramaprasad, Thomas Hanitzsch, Epp Lauk, Halliki Harro-Loit, Jan Fredrik Hovden, Jari Väliverronen, and Stephanie Craft
  10. 9. Trust: Journalists’ Confidence in Public Institutions, by Arjen van Dalen, Rosa Berganza, Thomas Hanitzsch, Adriana Amado, Beatriz Herrero, Beate Josephi, Sonja Seizova, Morten Skovsgaard, and Nina Steindl
  11. 10. Transformations: Journalists’ Reflections on Changes in News Work, by Folker Hanusch, Edson C. Tandoc, Jr., Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou, Nurhaya Muchtar, Kevin Rafter, Mireya Márquez Ramírez, Verica Rupar, and Vittoria Sacco
  12. 11. Modeling Journalistic Cultures: A Global Approach, by Folker Hanusch and Thomas Hanitzsch
  13. Appendix 1: Additional Tables
  14. Appendix 2: Questionnaire
  15. Appendix 3: Institutions Funding the Study
  16. References
  17. Editors and Contributors
  18. Index