Swedish journalist suveys

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The Swedish journalist survey is conducted at Dept of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) at the University of Gothenburg. The questionnaire is submitted to randomly selected journalists from all over Sweden.

The purpose of the study is to investigate how Swedish journalists perceive themselves and society, their professional role and work situation, the problems related to their code of professional ethics and the developments in the media sector.

The first survey was done in 1989 and has conducted six times since than, most recently in 2011. The results are presented in the books Den svenska journalistkåren (Asp, 2007) and Svenska journalister 1989-2011 (Asp, 2012). The studies have also resulted in several articles and several doctoral dissertations in the academic study of journalism.

The Swedish media system has changed dramatically since 1989. The state’s broadcast media monopoly has been abolished, commercial radio and TV, the Internet and a number of new media have emerged, and the work methods have changed, largely as a result of new technologies becoming available.


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Media, Information society, Employment, Working conditions (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Media and Communications (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Andersson, A M. (1997) Vem är den svenske journalisten? - En studie av journalistkåren i yrkesliv och vardagsliv 1994 - 1995. Report no. 73. Göteborg: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Andersson, U 2008, 'Journalists' attitudes to readership studies: a study of newspaper journalists and editors-in-chief in Sweden' Paper presented at, Aten, Greece, 19-05-08 - 22-05-08,

Andersson, U 2009, Journalister och deras publik: förhållningssätt bland svenska journalister. Göteborgs universitet, Institutionen för journalistik och masskommunikation (JMG), Göteborg. Göteborgsstudier i journalistik och masskommunikation, no. 55
Swepub | GU | Google Books
ISSN: 1101-4652
ISBN: 9789188212740

Andersson, Ulrika & Jenny Wiik (2013). Journalism Meets Management: Changing Leadership in Swedish News Organizations. Journalism Practice 7(6), 705-719.
GU | Swepub
ISSN: 1751-2786

Andersson, Ulrika (2013). Contribution or Constrain? Audience interaction in online newspapers in Sweden. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies.

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