Modeling perceived influences on journalism: Evidence from a cross-national survey of journalists

Thomas Hanitzsch, Maria Anikina, Rosa Berganza, Incilay Cangoz, Mihai Coman, Basyouni Hamada, Folker Hanusch, Christopher D. Karadjov, Claudia Mellado, Sonia Virginia Moreira, Peter G. Mwesige, Patrick Lee Plaisance, Zvi Reich, Josef Seethaler, Elizabeth A. Skewes, Dani Vardiansyah Noor, Kee Wang Yuen

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Abstract

Surveying 1,700 journalists from seventeen countries, this study investigates perceived influences on news work. Analysis reveals a dimensional structure of six distinct domain-political, economic, organizational, professional, and procedural influences, as well as reference groups. Across countries, these six dimensions build up a hierarchical structure where organizational, professional, and procedural influences are perceived as more powerful limits to journalists ' work than political and economic influences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-22
Number of pages18
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

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