Swedish journalist 2000

SND-ID: SND 0596

This study is part of the collection Swedish journalist suveys

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Kent Asp - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication


The Swedish journalist survey is conducted at the Dept of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) at the University of Gothenburg.

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.

Journalist 2000 was JMG’s fourth survey. The first one was conducted in 1989 and the results were for example presented in the book Svenska Journalister - ett grupporträtt, which was published in connection with the Swedish Union of Journalists’ 90th anniversary in 1991.

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.

The main purpose of the journalist surveys is to investigate in a broad perspective which changes Swedish journalists have gone through during this reformation of t

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Swedish journalists (members - not students or retired - of the Swedish Journalists' Union)

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

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Topic and keywords

Johansson Bengt, Djerf-Pierre Monika, Börjesson Britt, & Weibull Lennart (2001). Journalist 2000. (JMG Granskaren, 2001:2-3). Göteborg: Instutionen för journalistik och masskommunikation vid Göteborgs universitet
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Swedish journalist 2000

Associated documentation

Version 2.0

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Kent Asp. University of Gothenburg (2014). Swedish journalist 2000. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002167

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Kent Asp - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Time period(s) investigated

1999-08-13 – 2000-12-01

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1999-08-13–2000-01-15
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication
  • Instrument: Questionnaire
  • Sample size: 2000
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 2010-05-01
Last updated: 2020-09-30