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The Global Journalist in the 21st Century

Edited by David H. Weaver, Lars Willnat

Routledge – 2012 – 586 pages

Series: Routledge Communication Series

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    978-0-415-88576-8
    May 10th 2012

Description

The Global Journalist in the 21st Century systematically assesses the demographics, education, socialization, professional attitudes and working conditions of journalists in various countries around the world. This book updates the original Global Journalist (1998) volume with new data, adding more than a dozen countries, and provides material on comparative research about journalists that will be useful to those interested in doing their own studies.

The editors put together this collection working under the assumption that journalists’ backgrounds, working conditions and ideas are related to what is reported (and how it is covered) in the various news media round the world, in spite of societal and organizational constraints, and that this news coverage matters in terms of world public opinion and policies. Outstanding features include:

  • Coverage of 33 nations located around the globe, based on recent surveys conducted among representative samples of local journalists
  • Comprehensive analyses by well-known media scholars from each country
  • A section on comparative studies of journalists
  • An appendix with a collection of survey questions used in various nations to question journalists

As the most comprehensive and reliable source on journalists around the world, The Global Journalist will serve as the primary source for evaluating the state of journalism. As such, it promises to become a standard reference among journalism, media, and communication students and researchers around the world.

Reviews

'Essential…This volume offers a profile of who journalists are, and where and how they emerge and function. It addresses issues regarding job satisfaction, perceived autonomy, roles, and the ethics of reporting methods. The single source of agreement worldwide seems to be that journalists will not reveal news sources when confidentiality has been promised. This volume presents data and information not available elsewhere, making it a necessary purchase for journalism programs.' CHOICE magazine, G. R. Walden, Ohio State University, USA

Contents

FOREWORD TO NEW EDITION

1: INTRODUCTION

David Weaver and Lars Willnat

JOURNALISTS IN ASIA

2: JOURNALISTS IN CHINA

Hongzhong Zhang

3: JOURNALISTS IN HONG KONG: A DECADE AFTER THE TRANSFER OF SOVEREIGNTY

Joseph M. Chan, Francis L. F. Lee, and Clement Y. K. So

4: JOURNALISTS IN INDONESIA

Thomas Hanitzsch and Dedy N. Hidayat

5: THE JAPANESE JOURNALIST IN TRANSITION: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE

Shinji Oi, Mitsuru Fukuda and Shinsuke Sako

6: KOREAN JOURNALISTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Young Jun Son, Sung Tae Kim and Jihyang Choi

7: MALAYSIAN JOURNALISTS

Ezhar Tamam, Sony Jalarajan Raj, and Manimaran Govindasamy

8: SINGAPORE JOURNALISM: BUYING INTO A WINNING FORMULA

Xiaoming Hao and Cherian George

9: JOURNALISTS IN TAIWAN

Ven-hwei Lo

JOURNALISTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

10: THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNALIST IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Beate Josephi and Ian Richards

11: JOURNALISTS IN NEW ZEALAND

Geoff Lealand and James Hollings

JOURNALISTS IN EUROPE

12: A SURVEY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS IN FLANDERS (BELGIUM)

Karin Raeymaeckers, Steve Paulussen and Jeroen De Keyser

13: MEDIA PROFESSIONALS OR ORGANIZATIONAL MARIONETTES? PROFESSIONAL VALUES AND CONSTRAINTS OF DANISH JOURNALISTS

Morten Skovsgaard, Erik Albæk, Peter Bro, and Claes de Vreese

14: FINNISH JOURNALISTS: THE QUEST FOR QUALITY AMIDST NEW PRESSURES

Jyrki Jyrkiäinen and Ari Heinonen

15: THE FRENCH JOURNALIST

Aralynn Abare McMane

16: JOURNALISM IN GERMANY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Siegfried Weischenberg, Maja Malik and Armin Scholl

17: BRITISH JOURNALISTS

Karen Sanders and Mark Hanna

18: JOURNALISM IN HUNGARY

Maria Vasarhelyi

19: JOURNALISTS AND JOURNALISM IN THE NETHERLANDS

Alexander Pleijter, Liesbeth Hermans & Maurice Vergeer

20: THE JOURNALISTS AND JOURNALISM OF POLAND

Agnieszka Stepinska, Szymon Ossowski, Lidia Pokrzycka, and Jakub Nowak

21: RUSSIAN JOURNALISTS AND THEIR PROFESSION

Svetlana Pasti, Mikhail Chernysh and Luiza Svitich

22: JOURNALISM IN SLOVENIA

Peter Lah and Suzana Žilič-Fišer

23: JOURNALISTS IN SPAIN

Pedro Farias, Francisco Javier Paniagua Rojano, and Sergio Roses

24: SWEDISH JOURNALISTS: BETWEEN PROFESSIONALIZATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION

Jesper Strömbäck, Lars Nord, and Adam Shehata

25: JOURNALISTS IN SWITZERLAND: STRUCTURE AND ATTITUDES

Heinz Bonfadelli, Guido Keel, Mirko Marr, and Vinzenz Wyss

JOURNALISTS IN NORTH AMERICA

26: THE PROFESSIONAL CREED OF QUEBEC’S JOURNALISTS IN CANADA

Marc-François Bernier and Marsha Barber

27: U.S. JOURNALISTS IN THE TUMULTUOUS EARLY YEARS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Bonnie J. Brownlee and Randal A. Beam

JOURNALISTS IN SOUTH AMERICA

28: BRAZILIAN JOURNALISTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Heloiza Golbspan Herscovitz

29: THE CHILEAN JOURNALIST

Claudia Mellado with Gustavo González, Carlos Del Valle, Claudia Lagos and Magdalena Saldaña

30: JOURNALISTS IN COLOMBIA

Jesus Arroyave and Marta Milena Barrios

31: MAJOR TRENDS OF JOURNALIST STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICA: A META-ANALYSIS OF FIVE DECADES OF RESEARCH

Claudia Mellado

JOURNALISTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

32: ARAB JOURNALISTS

Lawrence Pintak and Jeremy Ginges

33: JOURNALISTS IN ISRAEL

Yariv Tsfati and Oren Meyers

34: JOURNALISTS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Mohamed Kirat

COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF JOURNALISM

35: WORLDS OF JOURNALISM: JOURNALISTIC CULTURES, PROFESSIONAL AUTONOMY AND PERCEIVED INFLUENCES ACROSS 18 NATIONS

Thomas Hanitzsch et al.

36: FOREIGN JOURNALISTS – AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?

Lars Willnat and Jason Martin

37: POLITICAL JOURNALISTS: COVERING POLITICS IN THE DEMOCRATIC CORPORATIST MEDIA SYSTEM

Arjen van Dalen and Peter Van Aelst

CONCLUSIONS

38: CONCLUSIONS

David Weaver and Lars Willnat

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

INDEX

Author Bio

David H. Weaver is the Roy W. Howard Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication Research in the School of Journalism at Indiana University's Bloomington campus. He is widely published in journalism and political communication.

Lars Willnat is Professor in the School of Journalism at Indiana University. Before joining IU in 2009, Professor Willnat taught at the George Washington University in Washington, DC and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include media effects on political attitudes, theoretical aspects of public opinion formation, international communication, and political communication in Asia.

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