New Journal Editor
The WJS Vice Chair, Folker Hanusch, has been selected as incoming Editor of Journalism Studies. Founded in 2002, Journalism Studies is one of the leading journals in the field. Professor Hanusch will start his tenure in January 2018.
Country Reports and Data
As a service to the community, the WJS Center has published country reports and aggregated data on selected key variables. The information package features country scores (percentages, mean scores, SD's) for journalists' editorial autonomy, perceived influences, journalistic roles, professional ethics, perceived change, and institutional trust as well as on journalists' socio-demographic backgrounds.
Masduki (2017). Assessing Indonesian journalist threats: cases, actors and motives. Media Asia, 44, 25-32.
Amado, A. (2017). Las periodistas desde los estudios del periodismo: perfiles profesionales de las mujeres en los medios informativos. Cuestiones de Género, 12, 325-346.
Amado, A. (2017). Los periodistas latinoamericanos en el siglo XXI: más allá del debate de la posverdad. Contratexto, 27, 17-38.
Urbániková, M. & Volek, J. (2017). The professional identity of Czech journalists in an international perspective. International Communication Gazette.
Vasilendiuc, N. (2017). A Socio-Demographic Portrait of CEE Journalists. Central European Journal of Communication, 10, 175-187.
Peruško, Z., Cuvalo, A., & Vozab, D. (2017). Mediatization of journalism: Influence of the media system and media organization on journalistic practices in European digital mediascapes. Journalism.
Hoxha, A. & Andresen, K. (2017). Training journalists in times of transition. the case of Kosovo. Journalism Education, 6, 37-47.
Tandoc, E. (2017). Gatekeeping influences and journalistic capital. Journalism Studies.
Garcés, M. E. & Arroyave, J. (2017). Autonomía profesional y riesgos de seguridad de los periodistas en Colombia. Perfiles Latinoamericanos, 49, 1-19.
Steindl, N., Lauerer, C. & Hanitzsch, T. (2017) Journalismus in Deutschland. Publizistik.
Hughes, S., Garcés, M., Márquez-Ramírez, M., & Jesús Arroyave, J. (2017). Rethinking professional autonomy: Autonomy to develop and to publish news in Mexico and Colombia. Journalism.
Hollings, J., Balasubramanian, R. & Hanitzsch, T. (2017). Risky choices? Modelling Journalists’ Perceptions of Aggressive Newsgathering Practices. Journalism Studies.
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.