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The Journalists' Poison

Sjöbeck, Malin; Eriksson, Christine and Lundström, Jimmy (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Thesis Purpose:
The main purpose of this research is to critically examine journalists’ work situation at SR from an identity perspective. Methodology:
This thesis research concerns a case study, conducted from an interpretative, qualitative perspective. Theoretical Perspective:
Previous research concerning Identity, Identity struggle and Dis-Identification provide a theoretical basis. This research is linked to theories regarding freelancers, newcomers and psychological contract. Empirical Foundation: The empirical basis for this research is a case study on Sveriges Radio AB in Malmö, were the interviews provide the main empirical basis. Conclusion: Being a journalist is a strong source of identity. However, dis-identification with SR’s... (More)
Thesis Purpose:
The main purpose of this research is to critically examine journalists’ work situation at SR from an identity perspective. Methodology:
This thesis research concerns a case study, conducted from an interpretative, qualitative perspective. Theoretical Perspective:
Previous research concerning Identity, Identity struggle and Dis-Identification provide a theoretical basis. This research is linked to theories regarding freelancers, newcomers and psychological contract. Empirical Foundation: The empirical basis for this research is a case study on Sveriges Radio AB in Malmö, were the interviews provide the main empirical basis. Conclusion: Being a journalist is a strong source of identity. However, dis-identification with SR’s employment politics results in a soft struggle. This leads to a hard struggle, which implies difficulties in defining the self-identity, since the profession is a crucial part of their self-identity. (Less)
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author
Sjöbeck, Malin; Eriksson, Christine and Lundström, Jimmy
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Identity, Identity struggle, Dis-Identification, Journalist, Freelancer, Temporary employment contract, Newcomer., Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1982344
date added to LUP
2011-05-31
date last changed
2012-04-02 19:08:40
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  abstract     = {Thesis Purpose:
The main purpose of this research is to critically examine journalists’ work situation at SR from an identity perspective. Methodology:
This thesis research concerns a case study, conducted from an interpretative, qualitative perspective. Theoretical Perspective:
Previous research concerning Identity, Identity struggle and Dis-Identification provide a theoretical basis. This research is linked to theories regarding freelancers, newcomers and psychological contract. Empirical Foundation: The empirical basis for this research is a case study on Sveriges Radio AB in Malmö, were the interviews provide the main empirical basis. Conclusion: Being a journalist is a strong source of identity. However, dis-identification with SR’s employment politics results in a soft struggle. This leads to a hard struggle, which implies difficulties in defining the self-identity, since the profession is a crucial part of their self-identity.},
  author       = {Sjöbeck, Malin and Eriksson, Christine and Lundström, Jimmy},
  keyword      = {Identity,Identity struggle,Dis-Identification,Journalist,Freelancer,Temporary employment contract,Newcomer.,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Journalists' Poison},
  year         = {2011},
}