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Ingen död för journalistiken – men kanske konstgjord andning?: En studie om frilansjournalisters syn på påståenden om journalistikens undergång
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The future of journalism is threatened. This is what emerges in a considerable amount of literature provided for journalism students. Most of the research concerning the future of journalists applies only to those who have a permanent employment at a media company and not to freelance journalists. This study focuses on the freelance journalists’ views on their work today and their thoughts on the future challenges of journalism, based on the aspects described in literature.Through a questionnaire survey the freelance journalists have answered to what extent they agree with the statements contained in the literature. Subsequently, some of these statements got further explanations through personal interviews with the respondents.The results show that freelance journalists by and large agree with the statements in the literature. Technology and economy are the main factors affecting content, working conditions and production. Freelance journalists agree that journalism and the journalist role are changing and they are somewhat more likely to agree to the claims related to the future than to the present.Despite the negative aspects and the turbulent times that characterize journalism and the future, of which the freelancers are highly aware, they believe in the future of journalism in one form or another. They are skeptical about the assertion of journalism's downfall and they hope there will soon be a backlash effect to the development as of today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Frilansjournalist, journalistik, litteratur, arbetsvillkor, arbetssituation, framtid, enkät, intervju
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-53877Local ID: ade00f3a-c3eb-4948-a6ab-51e0986e42adOAI: diva2:1027254
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Media and Communication Science, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20140624 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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