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
Recent Publications 1/3
Berganza Conde, R., Herrero-Jiménez, B. & Arcila Calderon, C. (2016). Perceived influences and trust in political institutions of public vs private television journalists in Spain. Communication & Society, 29(4): 185-200.
de Beer, A. S., Malilla, V., Beckett, S., & Wasserman, H. (2016). Binary opposites – can south African journalists be both watchdogs and developmental journalists? Journal of African Media Studies, 8: 35–53.
Recent Publications 2/3
Hughes, S., Garcés, M., Márquez-Ramírez, M., & Arroyave, J. (2016). Rethinking professional autonomy: Autonomy to develop and to publish news in Mexico and Colombia. Journalism, DOI:10.1177/1464884916659409.
Thurman, N., Kunert, J. & Cornia, A. (2016). Journalists in the UK. Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
Recent Publications 3/3
de Beer, A. S. (2016). Here We Are: A rather ethical group of news messengers. Rhodes Journalism Review, 35: 60-64.
Berganza, R., Herrero, B. & Carratalá, A. (2016). (Dis)Trust Of Spanish Journalists In Public Institutions Based On The Study Of Organisational Factors. Disertaciones: Anuario Electrónico de Estudios en Comunicación Social, 9(1), 24-43.
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 2012-2015: 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 66 countries from around the world. In an unprecedented collaborative effort, the study has interviewed over 27,000 journalists between 2012 and 2015, 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.
The current wave of the WJS (2012-2015) has covered the countries listed below. Please click on a region to get more information.
(Country reports will be added to this section during the next few weeks.)
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- Unit. Arab Emirates
- New Zealand