Researchers from 45 countries meet at the 2nd WJS Convention in Munich.
First results presented
The WJS showcases first results from the recent study at various international conferences, including meetings held by the International Communication Association in Fukuoka (9-13 June 2016), the International Association for Media and Communication Research in Leicester (27-31 July, 2016), and the European Communication Research and Education Association in Prague (9-12 November, 2016)
2015 WJS Convention
Muchtar, N., Hamada, B. I., Hanitzsch, T., Galal, A., Masduki & Sahid Ullah, M. (2017). Journalism and the Islamic Worldview: Journalistic roles in Muslim-majority countries. Journalism Studies, dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2017.1279029
Bonin, G., Dingerkus, F., Dubied, A., Mertens, S., Rollwagen, H., Sacco, V., Shapiro, I., Standaert, O., & Wyss, V. (2017). Quelle différence? Language, Culture and Nationality as Influences on Francophone Journalists’ Identity. Journalism Studies, dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1272065
Tejkalová, A.N., de Beer, A.S., Berganza, R., Kalyango Jr., Y., Amado, A., Ozolina, L., Láb, F., Akhter, R., Moreira, S.V., & Masduki (2017). In Media We Trust: Journalists and institutional trust perceptions in post-authoritarian and post-totalitarian countries. Journalism Studies, dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2017.1279026
Andresen, K., Hoxha, A., & Godole, J. (2017). New Roles for Media in the Western Balkans: A study of transitional journalism. Journalism Studies, dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1268928.
Hughes, S., Mellado, C., Arroyave, J., Benitez, J. L., de Beer, A., Garcés, M., Lang, K. & Márquez-Ramírez, M. (2017). Expanding Influences Research to Insecure Democracies: How violence, public insecurity, economic inequality and uneven democratic performance shape journalists’ perceived work environments. Journalism Studies, dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1266278.
Ahva, L., van Dalen, A., Hovden, J. F., Kolbeins, G. H., Löfgren Nilsson, M., Morten, S., & Väliverronen, J. (2016). A Welfare State of Mind? Nordic journalists' conception of their role and autonomy in international context. Journalism Studies, dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1249005.
Kalyango Jr., Y., Hanusch, F., Ramaprasad, Y., Skjerdal, T., Hasim, M. S., Muchtar, N., Ullah, M. S., Manda, L. Z., & Kamara, S. B. (2016). Journalists’ Development Journalism Role Perceptions: Select countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Journalism Studies, dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1254060.
Skjerdal, T. (2016). Professional perceptions among male and female journalists on the Horn of Africa: A quantitative study. Journal of African Media Studies, 8: 305–318.
Godler, Y., & Reich, Z. (2017). News Cultures or "Epistemic Cultures"? Journalism Studies. dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1266909
Welcome to The Worlds of Journalism Study
The Worlds of Journalism Study (WJS) is an academically driven project that was founded to regularly assess the state of journalism throughout the world. The Study’s primary objective is to help journalism researchers, practitioners, media managers and policy makers better understand the worldviews and changes that are taking place in the professional orientations of journalists, the conditions and limitations under which journalists operate, and the social functions of journalism in a changing world.
Networking international journalism scholarship
A joint effort of researchers from around the world, the project aspires to the highest standards of scientific collaboration, democratic participation and collective publishing. In so doing, we believe the WJS has become a vehicle for the comparative study of journalism, and an institutional home for those who engage in it. The basic principles of cooperation are formulated in the Study's Statutes.
WJS 2012-2016: the transformation of journalism
The recent wave of the WJS has continued and extended the groundbreaking work carried out through the pilot study (2007-2011). Breaking all records in comparative communication research, the current study brought together researchers from 67 countries from around the world. In an unprecedented collaborative effort, the study has interviewed over 27,500 journalists between 2012 and 2016, based on a common methodological framework. The questionnaire elicited views of journalists on several issues journalists and news organizations face today, such as journalism’s place in society, ethics, autonomy and influences on newsmaking, journalistic trust in public institutions, and the transformation of journalism in the broadest sense.