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Power and exchange in formal and informal interaction between journalists and their sources
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
2019 (English)In: Close and Distant: Political Executive–Media Relations in Four Countries / [ed] Karl Magnus Johansson & Gunnar Nygren, Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2019, p. 175-195Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter sets out to answer a number of questions concerning the relationship between media and political executives in political communication, centring on how the exchange and power balance between journalists and their political sources differ depending on whether the interaction is formal or informal. The results are based on 43 qualitative interviews with journalists who cover national politics and governmental press advisors in Lithuania and Sweden. The findings indicate that formal interaction is advantageous for professional sources in agenda-based news. In non-agenda news and in times of political conflict, journalists as well as some political sources prefer informal interaction. While top political leaders and their press advisors are most often isolated from informal interactions, other political sources might gain from communicating informally. Finally, the results show that media–source exchange in informal relationships reaches beyond “information in exchange for publicity” and that informal relationships allow participants to step outside their traditional professional roles.

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Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2019. p. 175-195
Keywords [en]
journalist-source relations, interaction, informality, professionalisation, political communication, exchange
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Media and Communications Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38475ISBN: 978-91-88855-06-0 (print)ISBN: 978-91-88855-07-7 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-38475DiVA, id: diva2:1329903
Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved

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