A Cross-regional Comparison of Selected European Newspaper journalists and their Evolving Attitudes and Beliefs about the Internet - including a single-country focus on the UK.

MacGregor, P., Fortunati, L., Sarrica, M., O'Sullivan, J., Salaverria, R., Balcytiene, A., Roussou, N. and Nuust, V., 2011. A Cross-regional Comparison of Selected European Newspaper journalists and their Evolving Attitudes and Beliefs about the Internet - including a single-country focus on the UK. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 12 (5), pp. 627-646.

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DOI: 10.1177/1464884910388231

Abstract

This study approaches how journalists in the United Kingdom might compare with individuals working in print journalism in 10 other European countries, to assess role perceptions and beliefs in relation to the internet. The continental Europeans were grouped into north and south, and the UK set was independently compared with each. In all, 270 journalists across 44 newspapers in Europe gave scaled reactions to a questionnaire about their role conceptions, the internet, and the future. It appears the sampled UK journalists, despite some historical conceptions about the distinctively separate evolution of their press, conform strikingly with their European counterparts but in a specific and patterned way: the UK journalists align with their counterparts from the north of Europe but have significant differences to those in the south. The principal ingredient of the division is the degree to which the journalists find the internet useful, positive and a worthwhile extension of their working opportunities. The findings conform in some respects to academic studies taking a historical and cultural approach to comparative journalism.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1464-8849
Uncontrolled Keywords:comparative journalism ethics internet multi - media Journalism journalism online professionalism
Subjects:Social Sciences > Communication, Cultural and Media Studies
Social Sciences > Politics
Social Sciences > Sociology
Group:Media School > Institute for Media and Communication Research
ID Code:19427
Deposited By:Philip MacGregor
Deposited On:29 Feb 2012 09:48
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:53

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