The WJS 2012-2016 Study

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 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 addressed a wide range of issues faced by journalists and news organizations today, such as journalism’s place in society, ethical views of journalists, autonomy and influences in the news, journalistic trust in public institutions, and the transformation of journalism in the broadest sense.

A range of data tables with aggregated country scores on selected key variables are available for download here.