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Redaktion möter covid-19 : en kvalitativ studie om pandemins inverkan på redaktionella rutiner

Nilsson, Jennifer LU (2021) JOUK10 20202
Journalism
Abstract
This study explores journalistic routines during the corona pandemic, with the aim of contributing to the hitherto sparse area of research focusing on the pandemics impact on journalism. Previous research emphasizes the complexity of news production and editorial work, and testifies to the variety of possible theoretical perspectives when studying journalistic routines. To enable a broader understanding of how the impact of the pandemic manifests itself, eight in-depth interviews were conducted with journalists with varying professional roles at the Swedish news organisation HD-Sydsvenskan, and were later interpreted with Hierarchy of Influences as the main theoretical framework.
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This study explores journalistic routines during the corona pandemic, with the aim of contributing to the hitherto sparse area of research focusing on the pandemics impact on journalism. Previous research emphasizes the complexity of news production and editorial work, and testifies to the variety of possible theoretical perspectives when studying journalistic routines. To enable a broader understanding of how the impact of the pandemic manifests itself, eight in-depth interviews were conducted with journalists with varying professional roles at the Swedish news organisation HD-Sydsvenskan, and were later interpreted with Hierarchy of Influences as the main theoretical framework.
Findings show that journalists experience the pandemic’s impact on routines differently depending on their professional role. While reporters do more phone interviews than before and thus have adapted their source-routines, the photographer — because of his professional role and assignment — still faces sources physically. In general, the pandemic primarily impacts routines linked to meetings with sources, resulting in frequent risk assessments. Due to remote working, digital communication has become an integral part of daily routines, as it is crucial for the interplay required between professional roles in news production. Still, findings show that journalists experience a loss of collegial cooperation and creativity. The public’s interest in pandemic news results in a "corona filter", affecting news selection and the way journalists think of their role and occupational ideology. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Jennifer LU
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course
JOUK10 20202
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Covid-19, pandemic, routines, journalism, newsroom, news organization, crisis, remote working, pandemi, rutiner, journalistik, nyhetsredaktion, nyhetsorganisation, kris, distansarbete
language
Swedish
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9034846
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2021-01-25 15:29:51
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2021-01-25 15:29:51
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  abstract     = {This study explores journalistic routines during the corona pandemic, with the aim of contributing to the hitherto sparse area of research focusing on the pandemics impact on journalism. Previous research emphasizes the complexity of news production and editorial work, and testifies to the variety of possible theoretical perspectives when studying journalistic routines. To enable a broader understanding of how the impact of the pandemic manifests itself, eight in-depth interviews were conducted with journalists with varying professional roles at the Swedish news organisation HD-Sydsvenskan, and were later interpreted with Hierarchy of Influences as the main theoretical framework.
Findings show that journalists experience the pandemic’s impact on routines differently depending on their professional role. While reporters do more phone interviews than before and thus have adapted their source-routines, the photographer — because of his professional role and assignment — still faces sources physically. In general, the pandemic primarily impacts routines linked to meetings with sources, resulting in frequent risk assessments. Due to remote working, digital communication has become an integral part of daily routines, as it is crucial for the interplay required between professional roles in news production. Still, findings show that journalists experience a loss of collegial cooperation and creativity. The public’s interest in pandemic news results in a "corona filter", affecting news selection and the way journalists think of their role and occupational ideology.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Jennifer},
  keyword      = {Covid-19,pandemic,routines,journalism,newsroom,news organization,crisis,remote working,pandemi,rutiner,journalistik,nyhetsredaktion,nyhetsorganisation,kris,distansarbete},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Redaktion möter covid-19 : en kvalitativ studie om pandemins inverkan på redaktionella rutiner},
  year         = {2021},
}