Publication Date: May 2012
Research and Editorial Team: Gunnar Nygren, Maria Anikina, Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska, Jöran Hök

The paper is the first report of a comparative media studies research oroject from the Södertörn University of Stockholm on Journalism in change. It gives an overview on the different journalistic traditions and the current situation and developments focusing on Sweden, Poland and Russia. "The report also makes an attempt to analyze strive for autonomy as a crucial part of professionalization in different kinds of media systems."

The report focuses on analyzing the different “professional traditions in journalism and in the culture of the country, [the] political systems and political traditions from the past in relation to the media and journalism [of the country,] the level of technological development in society, both among audiences and in the media system”. Furthermore it looks at the “commercial demands as regards the media as an industry, economic pressure from owners and powerful groups [and the impact of] Globalization and European integration, cross-border ownership and new forms of cross-border media.”

Tags: Russia Sweden Poland

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