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  • 1.
    Appelgren, Ester
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Widholm, AndreasStockholms universitet, Sverige.
    Mellan det hyperlokala och globala: Journalistikens förändringar och utmaningar i en digital tid: Vänbok till Gunnar Nygren2020Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Gunnar Nygren, Östersjöprofessor i journalistik vid Södertörns högskola, gick i februari 2020 i pension. Gunnar är en person som skapar engagemang kring viktiga frågor, driver på journalistisk förändring, och lyfter människor både i den akademiska världen och i mediebranschen. Ett signum för Gunnars forskning är att den uppmärksammar journalistikens samhällsroller på flera olika nivåer, från det hyperlokala till det globala. I denna vänbok beskriver kollegor till Gunnar hur de på olika sätt inspirerats av detta engagemang för journalistikens utveckling. Bokens 21 kapitel är författade av kollegor inom olika delar av akademin, samt av verksamma journalister som Gunnar samverkat med genom åren. Kapitlen kretsar kring fyra teman: Mediepolitik och demokrati; Kris, medieskugga och möjligheter; Gunnar som inspiratör; och Framtidens journalister och fortbildning. Kapitelförfattarna belyser centrala frågor för medieutvecklingen, men också hur Gunnar ‒ både som lärare och forskare ‒ har bidragit till en kritisk och konstruktiv diskussion om journalistikens roll i samhället.

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  • 2.
    Appelgren, Ester
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet.
    Myten om datajournalistik2020In: Mellan det hyperlokala och globala: Journalistikens förändringar och utmaningar i en digital tid: Vänbok till Gunnar Nygren / [ed] Ester Appelgren & Andreas Widholm, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2020, p. 39-51Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 3.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMK).
    Kautsky, Robert
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMK).
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMK).
    Constructing the Image of the Fan: The World Cup 20102010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Images of fans have a central place in the media construction of mega-sport events. In this paper we examine this phenomenon, drawing on fieldwork carried out during the football World Cup 2010. The study is part of a project investigating how local and transnational events are mediated through large format screens in public space, and including the public’s media practices. Here we trace fans’ performance of identity in several of the public viewing areas (PVAs) established for the World Cup. First we look at the identities that are negotiated and expressed within PVAs. In what ways are local, national and regional identities mixed and recast within the context of the event? Then we turn to the media flow, where we find that the screen content in each venue must be understood both in terms of broadcasting and narrowcasting, and address the questions: How do professional media report in and from the fan parks? Finally, how do these reports relate to coverage from the stadiums? Despite visual similarities and reciprocity between the performance of fandom in PVAs and the image of the fan that is broadcast transnationally, the images serve different functions in these different venues.

  • 4.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Kautsky, Robert
    Stockholms universitet.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet.
    Watching football in the fan park: Mediatization, spectactatorship and fan identity2014In: The Ashgtate Research Companion to Fan Cultures / [ed] Stijn Reijnders, Koos Zwaan, Linda Duits, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, p. 275-288Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The football fan park, originally a ‘surrogate stadium’ for fans without tickets, has now become a live venue in its own right, and a new arena in the culture of football fandom. In these sites of exceptionally high ‘media density’, football fan identities become flexible and mobile, as participants in these venues interact with an increasingly mediatized social environment. In this chapter, we explore the interlocking issues of mediatization and globalization and their impact on the construction and negotiation of football fan identities, as matches between national teams are broadcast to these public viewing areas. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in the FIFA Fan Parks in Berlin, Cape Town and Rio during the 2010 World Cup, we argue that the fan park, as a mediatized space, has become a site where fan identities are constructed in new ways, facilitating a cosmopolitan understanding of football.  

  • 5.
    Becker, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för mediestudier.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för mediestudier.
    Being there from afar: The media event relocated to the public viewing area2014In: Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, ISSN 1757-2681, E-ISSN 1757-269X, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 153-168Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the media event as relocated to public viewing areas (PVAs) erected in cities across the globe, where people gather to watch the events together live on-screen. The study is based on ethnographic research carried out in PVAs located in selected cities during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics. We examine the relationships between these events, as reconstituted in these different locations through media networks, and the public’s participation via the event on-screen. The PVA emerges as a new location of experience and participation, with its own histories as a place of attraction for the local public and for visitors from afar, in what D. Massey would describe as an ‘intersection of local and global social relations’. The host city arena is no longer the self-evident ‘centre’ for this event, which has been pluralized through the complex web of media structures and the activities of participants who come to experience the event in these other, dispersed locations.

  • 6.
    Ekman, Mattias
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMK).
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för mediestudier.
    Mediatized interdependency: Mediated interaction between journalists and politicians on Twitter2014In: Panel 8: THE RANGE OF POLITICAL ACTORS, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The emergence of social media raises new questions concerning the relationship between journalists and politicians and between news media and political communication. A key trajectory in the relationship between news media institutions and political institutions is related to the changing practices of media production. The interconnections between journalists and politicians have been increasingly complex after the rise of political communication on and through social media platforms. Both politicians and journalists become dependent on factors that pertain to the communicative infrastructure and practices of social media. For example, communication on Twitter is characterised by high velocity, immediacy, and the public interactivity between politicians and journalists. This paper suggest that power relations between journalists and political actors are most fruitfully explored from the perspective of mediatized interdependency, where both parties are reliant on each other in order to get their work done properly. For example, the relations between politicians and journalists on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, could be understood as negotiation (Berkowitz, 2009) or as a struggle (Broersma et. al., 2013). However, the struggle is no longer so much about what ‘could’ be published, but about an on-going discursive battle that takes place in the digital public space. Political actors often make official statements through Twitter, where they ‘correct’ publications they consider problematic. When doing so, they become media producers, which, in turn, use journalism as source and vehicle for promoting their own agenda. Consequently, media logic in the digital era is not restricted to the ground principles of journalistic work, but to a much broader set of opportunities, available to political and commercial institutions in society as well as to the broader public. In order to empirically assess the concept of mediatized interdependency the paper draws on several examples of politicians- journalists interactivity on Twitter. 

  • 7.
    Ekman, Mattias
    et al.
    Örebro University.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Performative Intimacies and Political Celebritisation2017In: Selfie Citizenship / [ed] Kuntsman, Adi, Springer, 2017, p. 65-74Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Mattias Ekman and Andreas Widholm provide fresh insights into an ongoing performative turn in political communication, arguing that the incorporation of selfies into the daily communication strategies of individual politicians entails a popularisation and celebration of political discourse. Against the background of Swedish politicians’ self-imagery on Instagram, they show that ‘performed connectivity’ has become increasingly central for political identity making online, paralleling the celebrity management of actors in the global entertainment industry. This development is problematised in terms of three performative styles that disclose strategic choices in which politicians act and interact across the increasingly blurring boundaries of the professional and the private and where symbolic connections between politicians and citizens are staged through new mediatised performances.

  • 8.
    Ekman, Mattias
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för mediestudier.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för mediestudier.
    Politicians as Media Producers: Current trajectories in the relation between journalists and politicians in the age of social media2015In: Journalism Practice, ISSN 1751-2786, E-ISSN 1751-2794, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 78-91Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The emergence of social media raises new questions concerning the relationship between journalists and politicians and between news media and politics. The increasingly complex media milieu, in which the boundaries between media producers and audiences become partly dissolved, calls for new theoretical approaches in the study of journalism. This article reassesses central theoretical arguments about the relationship between journalism, sources, politics and democracy. Drawing on a pilot study of the printed press, it explores the increased social media use among politicians in Sweden and its implications for political journalism. The article suggests that power relations between journalism and politics can be fruitfully explored from the perspective of mediatized interdependency, a perspective that acknowledges that journalists and politicians have become both actors and sources through mutual interaction in online spaces. Furthermore, it argues that social media use has expanded journalisms interest in the private life of politicians, thereby contributing to a de-politicization of politics.

  • 9.
    Ekman, Mattias
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för mediestudier.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för mediestudier.
    The tweeting minister: The new(s) impact of Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt’s use of Twitter2014In: 5th International Conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice: Workshop in Comparative Perspectives on Social Media in Political Communication / [ed] Anders Olof Larsson, 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A key trajectory in the relationship between news media institutions and political institutions is related to the changing practices of media production. The interconnections between journalists and politicians have been increasingly complex after the rise of political communication on and through social media platforms. Politicians use Twitter and Facebook as communicative platforms, both in relation to private users (citizens, audiences), and in order to influence and network with news media professionals (e.g. Larsson and Moe 2012). One of the most prolific and ‘successful’ users of social media among politicians is Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt.  This paper analyses the impact of Bildt’s twitter use on Swedish news during 2013. The study is based on a content analysis of Sweden’s six highest-circulating newspapers during the first eleven month of the year, analysing the total amount of tweets originated from Bildt that made it into the print newspapers. The study scrutinises in what news contexts tweets are used as sources, what news topics the tweets are part of, to what extent tweets pertain to the professional or personal dimension of Bildt, if the tweets are framed in positive, negative or neutral terms and the schematic ‘position’ of the tweets in the news articles. The paper argues that professional Twitter practices among high-end users normalise Twitter as a platform for journalistic practices. ‘Prominent’ users such as Carl Bildt provide news producers with easily accessed comments in a time of decreasing resources for critical inquiry, fact checking and thorough news reporting. The paper also discusses if social media could be understood as an arena where political messages and identities become increasingly marketised in relation to news production (cf. Wodak 2011). 

  • 10.
    Ekman, Mattias
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för mediestudier.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för mediestudier.
    Tweeting politics: Exploring the social media interrelationship between journalism and politics in Sweden2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The mediatization of politics refers to a process by which media institutions become increasingly powerful actors in society, making political activities and policy making dependent on journalistic demands and media logic. This paper highlights the new interrelationships between politicians and journalists that have occurred in connection with the rise of political communication on social media platforms. Political actors, previously positioned outside the realm of media, have now incorporated social media use into their communication strategies, thus, journalists are now facing politicians in a multimodal communication environment. Whereas previous studies on Twitter have analysed news topics on Twitter, or news coverage of Twitter as a phenomenon, this paper maps some of the essential factors that can explain how and to which extent Twitter messages by Swedish politicians are used in journalistic content.

     

    Using content analysis, this paper scrutinizes the total amount of tweets originated from politicians that made it into the news, in four large daily newspapers. The study examines in what contexts Tweets are used as sources, what news topics political tweets are part of, the actors behind the tweets, the geographical aspects of the political issue, and to what extent tweets pertain to the political or personal dimensions. The paper include a theoretical framework for the study, reflections on the content analysis and the result of a pilot study that examines the impact of politicians’ tweets in news.

  • 11.
    Ekman, Mattias
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet.
    Twitter and the celebritisation of politics2014In: Celebrity Studies, ISSN 1939-2397, E-ISSN 1939-2400, Vol. 5, no 4, p. 518-520Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A distinctive feature of our time is the constant circulation of mediated images of celebrities, a process that has taken new directions after the rise of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This article draws on the contention that contemporary politics is increasingly celebritised, both in terms of how politicians are folded into specific celebrity frames in the news media and in the way politicians ‘perform’ their own professional and private identities through frequent use of social media. Recently, Twitter has become an established platform for a more personal form of political communication, where politicians can influence and network with news media professionals as well as showcase images of their successful and glamorous lives. Drawing on examples from the prolific Tweeter and Swedish minister for foreign affairs Carl Bildt (approximately 300,000 followers on his two accounts), we argue that the celebritisation of politics that takes place on Twitter can be conceptualised in terms of three modes of‘performed connectivity’: public, media and celebrity connectivity respectively.

  • 12.
    Gustafsson, Jessica
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet.
    Foreign correspondents in Sweden: Professional challanges and strategies of domestication2014In: Mapping foreign correspondence in Europe, London: Routledge, 2014, p. 252-260Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, news organizations across the world have undergone significant changes due to technological developments and increased economic pressures. As a consequence, newspapers as well as broadcasters have been forced to cut budgets and decrease the number of foreign correspondents. This process has taken place in a time marked by extended political integration but also severe economic crises across Europe. Against this background, the chapter maps the broader field of foreign correspondents operating in Sweden. The chapter draws attention to the media organizations the correspondents represent, the type of news they produce and what implications the political and economic changes have on newsgathering and working conditions. 

  • 13.
    Hellman, Heikki
    et al.
    University of Tampere, Finland.
    Larsen, Leif Ove
    University of Bergen, Norway.
    Riegert, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Nygaard, Silje
    University of Bergen, Norway.
    What Is Cultural News Good For?: Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish cultural journalism in public service organisations2017In: Cultural Journalisn in the Nordic Countries / [ed] Nete Nørgaard Kristensen ; Kristina Riegert, Göteborg: Nordicom , 2017, p. 111-133Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter compares how Nordic public service media institutions (Finland: YLE; Norway: NRK; Sweden: SVT/SR) de ne and interpret their remits regarding cultural news. Relying on policy documents, interviews with managing cultural news editors and a sample week’s broadcast and online cultural news output, the results show distinctive national di erences in the ways cultural news is conceived, the resources and organisation of the cultural news desks, and di erences in news content during the week studied. e countries are most similar in their broad popular culture o ering, and by that fact that all the companies provide broader cultural news coverage on their websites than in their broadcast versions. However, the distinctions between the online and o ine platforms are less clear than those between the three countries. So, despite the commonalities of the Nordic media model, the values and practices of cultural journalism show enough di erences to warrant further study. 

  • 14.
    Kautsky, Robert
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMK).
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMK).
    Online Methodology: Analysing News Flows of Online Journalism2008In: Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, ISSN 1744-6708, E-ISSN 1744-6716, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 81-97Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the present global media climate, speed and immediacy are increasingly prioritised characteristics of news production. As online news has developed, the idea of a single news item has been replaced by fast-changing content and new repertoires of constructing ‘Breaking News’. Whereas most research of online news has used synchronic rather than diachronic methods, this article introduces a new approach, which we choose to call Regular Interval Content Capture (RICC). The data produced by RICC enables dynamic online media texts to be studied as they are produced, edited, and changed using both quantitative and qualitative methods. In our study, the US ‘Crucial Tuesday’ primary elections serve as the empirical example. From a discourse analytical perspective, we analyse a total of 64 hours of online news flows collected from the US and International editions of CNN.com. The RICC approach allows us to find major representational differences between the two editions. Three different modes of writing, characterising different stages of CNN’s reporting, were identified.

  • 15.
    Lagercrantz, Anne
    et al.
    Sveriges Television, Sverige.
    Laurén, Anna-Lena
    Dagens Nyheter, Sverige.
    Nilsson, Maria
    Stockholms universitet, Sverige.
    Nygren, Gunnar
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Taradai, Daria
    Kiev-Mohyla-akademin, Ukraina.
    Wangsson, Charlotte
    Försvarshögskolan, Sverige.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Sverige.
    Källkritik och krig: propaganda, desinformation och lögner2022Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Krigsrapporteringen från Ukraina utmanar redaktionernas resurser för att kontrollera vad som är sant och falskt. I rapporten Källkritik och krig presenteras en granskning av hur redaktionerna hanterar desinformation och säkerställer trovärdighet i svenska mediers rapportering under krigets sex första veckor. Slutsatsen är att det är ovanligt att redaktionerna verifierar den egna rapporteringen, vilket istället överlåts på utländska nyhetsbyråer och medier. Den övervägande delen av den svenska bevakningen görs på distans.

    Rapporten visar också hur Ryssland sedan flera år systematiskt skadar, smädar och styr bilden av Sverige. En direktrapport från Ukraina ger en inblick i hur oklar strategin är för den inhemska bevakningen av kriget.

    Institutet för mediestudier vill med den här rapporten fördjupa diskussionen om källkritik och faktagranskning i krigs- och konfliktapportering.

  • 16.
    Nygren, Gunnar
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholm University.
    Changing Norms Concerning Verification2018In: Trust in Media and Journalism: Empirical Perspectives on Ethics, Norms, Impacts and Populism in Europe / [ed] Otto, Kim; Köhler, Andreas, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2018, p. 39-59Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the past decade, journalism has undergone dramatic changes as a result of digitalization and multi-platform news production. Online, news is no longer a static product, but a flow of liquid news packages under constant alteration. This chapter discusses how the digital news environment has influenced attitudes towards verification among journalists in Poland, Russia and Sweden. The analysis builds on a survey to 1500 journalists in these countries. Results show a strong support for verification in general, but the new liquid news environment has also created softer attitudes towards verification. Between 30–40 per cent of the journalists believe that the audience has lower demands on news published online. As many hold the view that verification of facts can be done during rather than before publication. The analysis also reveals important differences between organizational cultures and between countries. Broadcast journalists keep their old values of verification to a larger extent, and newspaper journalists seem to accept a higher amount of inaccuracy in online news. Journalists in Poland and Russia have softer attitudes towards verification than journalists in Sweden, reflecting a journalistic culture oriented towards opinions, in contrast to the Anglo-Saxon fact-oriented tradition that characterizes Swedish journalism.

  • 17.
    Nygren, Gunnar
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Taradai, Daria (Contributor)
    Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.
    Orlova, Dariya (Contributor)
    Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.
    Ukraina och informationskrigets nya vägar: Sociala medier, krigsrapportering och desinformation2024 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sociala medier spelar en central roll i nyhetsflödet från kriget i Ukraina. Både som källor och som plattformar för distribution och cirkulation av innehåll. I de sociala medieflödena finns viktiga vittnesskildringar från människor som befinner sig i krigets centrum, men också desinformation och konspirationsteorier. I Ukraina har den sociala medieplattformen Telegram blivit den viktigaste källan till information för många människor, trots att den har ryska rötter. 

    Den här boken undersöker nyhetsflödet från kriget i Ukraina, men också människors medieanvändning och förtroende för den information de möter genom olika typer av medier. Den är resultatet av ett samarbete mellan svenska och ukrainska forskare som analyserat tusentals artiklar och uppdateringar på sociala medier, gjort intervjuer med medieanvändare i Ukraina, och analyserat svenska folkets nyhetskonsumtion. Allt detta lägger grunden för en analys av ett nytt och framväxande hybridmediesystem, där traditionella, alternativa, och sociala medier konkurrerar om människors uppmärksamhet, men också ger olika bilder av krigets orsaker och konsekvenser. 

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  • 18.
    Riegert, Kristina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Roosvall, Anna
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Cultural Journalism2018In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication / [ed] Jon F. Nussbaum, Oxford University Press, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cultural journalism is a subfield of journalism that encompasses what is known as arts journalism. While arts journalism is characterized by reviews, critique, news, and essays about the arts and popular culture, cultural journalism has a broader take on culture, including lifestyle issues, societal debate, and reflective ethical discussion by cultural personas or expressed in a literary style. Both arts and cultural journalists see their work as “journalism with a difference,” evoking different perspectives and worldviews from those dominating mainstream news reporting. At the same time, cultural journalism shares with journalism issues like boundary work, genre blurring, digitalization, globalization, professionalization, and “the crisis of journalism.” There are three main ways cultural journalism has been studied: one research strand defines cultural journalism as material produced by the cultural desks or material that is explicitly labelled cultural journalism; another defines it as journalism about culture, regardless of how it is labelled or produced; and a third strand includes only arts journalism, examining journalistic content on the fine arts and popular culture. Studies from all of these approaches are included in this article due to the effort to include a wide variety of countries at different time periods and an effort to track joint defining features and developments in cultural journalism. The emphasis is on the Nordic context, where the term “cultural journalism” is well established and where research is relatively comprehensive. The research is divided into three themes: the cultural public sphere and the contribution to democracy; cultural journalism’s professionalism and the challenges of digitalization; and transnational and global aspects of cultural journalism, including tendencies such as cultural homogenization and hybridization.

    International research on cultural journalism as a subfield has been complicated by its varying designations (arts journalism, feuilleton, journalism about culture, entertainment), and its numerous aesthetic forms, disciplines, or types of culture, all of which are changing over time. Despite these issues, research points in the same direction: the amount of cultural journalism is increasing, and the boundaries against other types of journalism are becoming more porous. There is also a decline in editorial autonomy. In common with journalism, there is an increase in generalists working with culture and greater central managerial control in new multiplatform media organizations. The research points to an increase in a more transnationally oriented cultural journalism, mainly through a larger share of cultural news and popular culture—while its core, review and critique, has changed in character, or arguably lost ground. The increasing “newsification” of cultural journalism should prompt future research on whether the “watchdog” role vis-à-vis the cultural industries is growing. New forms of art and culture are beginning to get coverage, but also, in some cases, the intermixing of “lifestyle” with cultural journalism. The commercialization and celebrity aspects of this are clear, but new digital platforms have also enabled new voices and different formats of cultural journalism and a wider dissemination and intensity in cultural debates, all of which emphasize its democratic potential. New research on this subject appears to focus on the longitudinal changes in cultural journalism, the implications of digitalization and globalization, and cultural journalism in broadcasting.

  • 19.
    Riegert, Kristina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Roosvall, Anna
    Stockholms universitet, Sverige.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Sverige.
    Kulturjournalistikens världar: Om kulturbevakningens politiska, globala och digitala dimensioner2022Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur ser världen ut när den betraktas genom ett kulturellt filter? Hur bidrar kulturjournalistiken till förståelsen av brännande samtidshändelser och samhällsfrågor? Är kulturjournalisternas oro för kritikens överlevnad i det digitala medielandskapet befogad?

    I denna bok undersöker tre medieforskare kulturjournalistikens utveckling sedan 1980-talet med särskilt fokus på omvärldsbilder och politiska dimensioner. Författarna kartlägger innehåll i tidningar, radio och tv och intervjuar kulturjournalister. De diskuterar de sociala mediernas betydelse och belyser svenskarnas intresse för kulturjournalistik.

    Det visar sig att kulturjournalistiken har ett unikt anslag jämfört med traditionell nyhetsjournalistik och politisk opinionsbildning. Den rör sig gärna bortom nationalstatliga förståelseramar och är debattdrivande på ett särpräglat sätt. Laddade kulturdebatter om #metoo, terrorism och identitetspolitik breder ut sig och lockar till klick. Samtidigt har recensionsgenren fortfarande en given roll i utbudet, även om den befinner sig i klicklandskapets utkanter.

    Boken ger en unik inblick i en sällan belyst del av det svenska medielandskapet, och tillför ny kunskap om kulturjournalistikens särskilda stildrag samt de roller den spelar i samhället och demokratin.

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  • 20.
    Riegert, Kristina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Roosvall, Anna
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    The Political in Cultural Journalism: Fragmented interpretative communities in the digital age2015In: Journalism Practice, ISSN 1751-2786, E-ISSN 1751-2794, Vol. 9, no 6, p. 773-790Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores how nine Swedish cultural editors and managers in mainstream media institutions define cultural journalism and its political dimensions during times of increased digitization and media convergence. Swedish cultural journalism is aesthetic and political critique applied to subject areas (music, literature, etc.) and contemporary societal and ethical issues. Drawing on Zelizer we ask whether there is a common interpretive community of cultural journalists in different media regarding: (1) how they define their scope, (2) how they understand “the political” in cultural journalism and its implications for democracy, and (3) how they view media convergence and digitalization. We find that although editors/managers from different media share a basic understanding of cultural journalism as an alternative perspective to news, “the political” in cultural journalism is approached differently in the press and the public service broadcast media. Furthermore, due in part to structural conditions, they also see the effects of digitization differently, forming sub-communities on two counts. This study thus contributes new knowledge to a field previously focused almost exclusively on newspapers.

  • 21.
    Riegert, Kristina
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    The Difference Culture Makes: Comparing Swedish news and cultural journalism on the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris2019In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 40, no 2, p. 3-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although terrorist attacks in Europe have increasingly been carried out on cultural targets such as media institutions, concert halls and leisure venues, most research on media and terrorism draws conclusions based on traditional hard news stories rather than on journalism specialising in cultural issues. This study explores the distinctiveness of Swedish cultural journalism by comparing it to news journalism, using the 2015 terror attacks in Paris as a case study. Our content analysis reveals that whereas news journalism is mainly descriptive, focusing on the short-term consequences of terrorism, security frames and political elites and eyewitnesses as sources, cultural journalism is more interpretive, giving a voice first and foremost to cultural elites. The cultural filter put on this event means a focus on the longer term implications of terrorism and instead of engaging in the hunt for the perpetrators, there is greater emphasis on the societal dilemmas that terrorism accentuates, especially the democratic values that are at stake. However, our results also show that the ongoing journalistification of cultural journalism, as defined by a stronger prevalence of descriptive style, blurs the lines between news and cultural journalism.

  • 22.
    Roosvall, Anna
    et al.
    Stockholm University.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Journalistik om kultur2016In: Journalistik i förändring: Om Mediestudiers innehållsanalys 2007 och 2014 / [ed] Trudedson, Lars, Stockholm: Institutet för mediestudier , 2016, p. 95-108Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det här kapitlet fokuserar på förändringar i kultur- bevakningen i svenska medier med utgångspunkt i två nedslagsår: 2007 och 2014. Kultur, liksom kulturjournalistik, är komplexa fenomen att studera eftersom båda definierats och praktiseras på mycket olika sätt inom olika medieinstitutioner under olika historiska perioder. I den här studien inriktar vi oss på kultur som journalistiskt tema, d.v.s. kulturens roll i journalistiken i mer generell bemärkelse. På så vis begränsar vi oss inte till material som producerats av svenska kulturredaktioner, även om en betydande del av vårt material kan betraktas som kulturjournalistik.

  • 23.
    Roosvall, Anna
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Sverige.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Riegert, Kristina
    Stockholms universitet, Sverige.
    Kulturjournalistik2015In: Handbok i journalistikforskning / [ed] Karlsson, Michael; Strömbäck, Jesper, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 263-282Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    I detta kapitel går vi igenom forskning på kulturjournalistikens område; undersökningar av kulturjournalistiken i stort såväl som studier av enskilda delområden som musikkritik och konstrecensioner. Vi börjar med en genomgång av teoribildningar på området, med särskilt fokus på fältteori, teorier om (de)professionalisering, offentlighetsteori och globaliseringsteori. Vi fortsätter sedan med en redogörelse för den inter- nationella forskningen, med fokus på europa och de övriga nordiska länderna där flest studier genomförts, och landar i en diskussion av forskningen om svensk kulturjournalistik. Majoriteten av studierna är som vi kommer att visa koncentrerade kring tidningsjournalistik. Med utgångspunkt i detta och med hänsyn till senare tids allmänna utveckling inom journalistiken belyser vi slutligen behovet av forskning som tar avstamp i multimediala sammanhang. 

  • 24.
    Springer, Nina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Nygren, Gunnar
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Orlova, Dariya
    National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.
    Taradai, Daria
    National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Sourcing Dis/Information: How Swedish and Ukrainian Journalists Source, Verify, and Mediate Journalistic Truth During the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict2023In: Journalism Studies, ISSN 1461-670X, E-ISSN 1469-9699, Vol. 24, no 9, p. 1111-1130Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Journalists form the middle links of global information chains, playing a decisive role in detecting and dismantling or amplifying problematic information. Information sourcing, verification, and transparency are important tools for journalists when they transmit their sense-making of events, i.e., the journalistic truth, to the audiences. This mixed-methods study of the disinformation-prone conflict between Russia and Ukraine investigates how journalists at different positions on the information chain-i.e., on the ground (Ukraine) and at a distance (Sweden)-source, verify, and narrate their journalistic truth to audiences. We found that, even in high-pressure situations created by hot conflicts, sourcing and verification remain mostly individualized practices that are shaped by internalized unwritten, professional rules of an oral newsroom culture. Verification protocols or specialized tools are largely absent. Sources were sometimes hard to detect in the journalistic content; claims about their verification status even harder. There was a fear that being overtly transparent about sources would jeopardize journalists' authority. Especially problematic are the precarious working and living conditions for journalists on the ground. These conditions make them vulnerable sources for journalists abroad.

  • 25.
    Springer, Nina
    et al.
    University of Münster, Germany.
    Orlova, D.
    National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.
    Nygren, Gunnar
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Taradai, D.
    National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Narrating “Their War” and “Our War”: the Patriotic Journalism Paradigm in the Context of Swedish and Ukrainian Conflict Coverage2022In: Central European Journal of Communication, ISSN 1899-5101, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 178-201Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    “Patriotic journalism, ” a deviation from objectivity, has become an important paradigm and well-documented phenomenon in the analysis of conflict coverage. However, studies rarely focus on the link between journalists' perceptions and narratives. We investigated how journalists from two countries, one involved in a conflict (Ukraine) and the other observing it from a distance (Sweden) relate to the objectivity norm in sourcing and narrating seven conflictive news cases in Ukraine (2017 to 2018). We found pragmatic commitment to objectivity in both countries, which was not always reflected in the content produced. For Swedish journalists, our results hint toward a value-based ally loyalty, which seems less stable than a tribe-based bond. In Ukraine, official Ukrainian perspectives were undisputedly disseminated; however, we did not find that they were generally positively laden, as one would expect for patriotic journalists. Trust in public institutions might be a deciding factor over the extent of patriotism.

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  • 26.
    Voronova, Liudmila
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Department of Media Studies (IMS), Stockholm University.
    Broadcasting Against the Grain: The Contradictory Roles of RT in a Global Media Age2019In: Transnational Media: Concepts and Cases / [ed] Kern-Stone, Rebecca & Mishra, Suman, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019, p. 207-213Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    RT (formerly Russia Today) is a transnational television news broadcaster launched in 2005 by the Russian government. It is one of the most controversial global news actors, often associated with misinformation, propaganda and fake news. In this capacity, the channel can also be seen as an instance of an increasingly pluralized global information space where traditional legacy media meet competition by alternative news outlets. This chapter takes a broad grip on RT and delves into its roles and objectives as it has been addressed by media scholars, NGOs, other news media institutions and not least RT itself. We begin by discussing RT’s activities and competitors on the global news market, after which we discuss these activities from the perspectives of soft power, public diplomacy, propaganda and nation branding. The chapter ends with concluding remarks and suggestions for future research in this area.

  • 27.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMK).
    Europe in Transition: Transnational Television News and European Identity2011Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the last two decades, Europe has experienced profound political transformations, resulting in new challenges for the relationship between national and transnational identities. In parallel with these changes, national media systems across the world have been put under pressure from globalization, reflected in the vast increase in the number of transnational news channels operating on the global market. This dissertation explores the news content of two transnational broadcasters, BBC World News and Euronews, and analyzes discursive interconnections between political transformations and collective identity in news reporting. The thesis is divided into two main parts. The initial part is devoted to news forms, and analyzes program scheduling, generic structures and thematic and geographical prioritizations, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The analyses show that BBC World and Euronews epitomize different news outlooks. Whereas Euronews mainly focuses on news pertaining to Europe and the EU, BBC World’s content is more geographically varied. In addition, the two differ greatly concerning generic structures, which is most evident in the considerable lack of live elements in Euronews. The subsequent part consists of two case studies of political transformations in Europe: The 2004 enlargement of the EU and the ‘Orange Revolution’ in Ukraine. By using critical discourse analysis (CDA), the dissertation reveals that the channels drew upon references to history in the reporting, echoing old but well-established discursive binaries between East and West. While the EU enlargement coverage was centered on the dissolution of political differences, the reporting on the Orange Revolution involved renewed tensions between East and West in Europe. The dissertation concludes that westernization, temporalization, and references to the EU’s spatial boundaries are central discursive resources for the articulation of European identity in transnational news.

  • 28.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Global Online News from a Russian Viewpoint: RT and the Conflict in Ukraine2016In: Media and the Ukraine Crisis: Hybrid Media Practices and Narratives of Conflict / [ed] Pantti, Mervi, New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016, p. 107-122Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter explores how the Russian global news broadcaster RT constructed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine during the summer of 2014 in light of theories of new public diplomacy and soft power. The summer of 2014 involved a number of dramatic events relating to the conflict, including the downing of the Malaysian MH17 passenger plane and a series of violent clashes between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists. During the same period, the US and EU sanctions against Russia were also intensified. This makes the period particularly interesting to examine, as it can give insights into how news from a Russian perspective is articulated during periods marked by political as well as military crises in which Russia plays a central role. Given that convergence and digitalisation have enabled new ways of producing, distributing and consuming news - as well as new ways of implementing politiical communication campaigns and public diplomacy - the analytical focus of this study is on RT’s online news service. 

  • 29.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för mediestudier.
    Great escapes from the past: Memory and identity in European transnational television news2013In: View : Journal of European Television History and Culture, E-ISSN 2213-0969, Vol. 2, no 3, p. 107-118Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the last couple of decades, Europe has undergone fundamental political transformations that have challenged old stereotypes about the ‘essence’ of the European identity. This article analyses televisual narratives of the 2004 enlargement of the European Union, turning the analytical spotlight on two of Europe’s largest news broadcasters: BBC World News and Euronews. The article focuses on how Europe is remembered in the news, but also how references to the past are used to explain what Europe is today and what it might look like in the future.

  • 30.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Mindre politik och mer dramatik?: Nyheter i public service och kommersiella medieföretag 2007 och 20142016In: Mediestudiers årsbok: Tillståndet för journalistiken 2015/2016 / [ed] Lars Truedsson, Stockholm: Institutet för mediestudier , 2016, p. 178-192Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I takt med att kanaler och distributionsformer konvergerar, skapas nya relationer på nyhetsmarknaden. Medierna tappar i allt högre grad sin unika specificitet, vilket gör att tidigare åtskilda medier, men också nya aktörer som Facebook och Google, kan konkurrera om annonsörerna genom nätets mer öppna strukturer. För pressen har den här utvecklingen varit dramatisk eftersom den skapat problem för de traditionella affärsmodellerna med mindre lönsamhet, redaktionella nedskärningar och en allt mer lättrörlig publik som resultat. Detta sker dessutom i en tid av ökade produktionskrav både vad gäller kvantitet och snabbhet. Mot den här bakgrunden så är den kanske mest centrala frågan just nu hur det journalistiska innehållet har påverkats, både inom public service där resurserna varit mer beständiga, och inom de kommersiella bolagen där framförallt den lokala journalistiken haft mer knappa resurser att arbeta med. I det här kapitlet studeras hur journalistikens innehåll och form förändrats mellan 2007 och 2014 med särskild betoning på just public service och kommersiella mediebolag, både på analoga och digitala plattformar.  

  • 31.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Russia Today (RT): En rysk röst i ett globalt medielandskap2016In: Ukraina och informationskriget: Journalistik mellan ideal och självcensur / [ed] Nygren, Gunnar; Hök, Jöran, Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB) , 2016, p. 193-221Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I det här kapitlet diskuteras hur kriget i Ukraina och dess politiska konfliktlinjer har gestaltats i nyhetskanalen Russia Today (RT). Till skillnad från övriga medier som ingår i rapporten riktar sig inte RT primärt till en lokal eller nationell publik, och dess spridnings- område är därmed heller inte begränsat till ett givet geografiskt territorium. Istället ingår RT i den allt större grupp av tv-kanaler som riktar sig till en internationell publik och den kan därmed ses som ett uttryck för den pågående globaliseringen av såväl medielandskapet som politiken, kulturen och samhället i stort. Analysen visar bl.a. att RTs digitala nyhetsflöde i liten utsträckning inriktar sig på att klargöra skeenden genom faktiska egna observationer eller genom interaktion med primärkällor ute påfältet. Istället ägnas en mycket stor del åt att referera, förstärka, debattera och kritisera olika typer av externa mediekällor. En viktig slutsats som kan dras utifrån det analyserade materialet är att RT inte primärt inriktar sig på att forma en positiv bild av Ryssland. Störst utrymme ägnas istället åt att identifiera och kritisera brister i västvärldens politiska och mediala kulturer för att på så vis skapa grogrund för kritiska attityder. 

  • 32.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Svenskarnas konsumtion av utländska nyhetsmedier2016In: Ekvilibrium / [ed] Jonas Ohlsson, Henrik Oscarsson & Maria Solevid, Göteborg: SOM-institutet , 2016, p. 389-401Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Under det senaste decenniet har utbudet av utländska nyhetstjänster växt explo-sionsartat i takt med att både produktion och konsumtion av nyhetsinnehåll riktats mot digitala plattformar. Syftet med det här kapitlet är därför att teckna en bild av svenskarnas konsumtion av utländska nyhetsmedier. Resultaten visar att den dag-liga konsumtionen av utländska nyhetsmedier är begränsad, särskilt om man riktar uppmärksamheten mot specifika plattformar. Totalt sett konsumerar dock mer än en fjärdedel av alla svenskar någon form av utländsk journalistik minst en gång i veckan, och i synnerhet genom nyhetssajter och sociala medier. Ett tydligt resultat är också att få tycker att de utländska nyhetsmedierna håller en högre kvalitet eller är mer pålitliga än de svenska. Centrala motiv tycks istället vara att få annorlunda perspektiv och att lära sig mer om omvärlden. Detta antyder att de utländska nyhetstjänsterna tillfredsställer behov som skiljer sig från den dagliga och traditionella nyhetskonsumtionen.

  • 33.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    The sociality of public space broadcasting during media events2016In: Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, ISSN 1354-8565, E-ISSN 1748-7382, Vol. 22, no 6, p. 581-595Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the last decade, large public screens and globally organized public viewing areas (PVAs) have become increasingly significant elements of media events, expanding the possibilities for mass audiences to collectively watch events together in real time. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in connection with the British Royal wedding (2011) and the London Olympics (2012), this article explores the ‘sociality’ of public space broadcasting, focusing on interactions and performances of identity by people gathered for collective viewing in the city centres of London, Birmingham and Manchester. The analysis shows that public space broadcasting mobilizes a variety of social identities and performances, spanning from ‘relaxed’ forms of engagement to more fannish articulations of nationality, cosmopolitan hybridity and spectacle participation. Geographical location and structural embedding strategies clearly impinge on public performances within PVAs. The article concludes that the degree of commercialization and presence of journalists and other media professionals are particularly central external drivers of performativity in connection with public consumption of media events. 

  • 34.
    Widholm, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Tracing online news in motion: Time and duration in the study of liquid journalism2016In: Digital Journalism, ISSN 2167-0811, E-ISSN 2167-082X, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 24-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the latest decade, news production practices have undergone dramatic changes as a consequence of journalism’s migration from offline to online platforms. While the linear news models of the past were characterized by delivery of static texts within strict deadlines, contemporary non-linear production practices are characterized by flexibility and constant delivery of “liquid” news. This article presents a method specifically designed for the study of constantly evolving news flows online. Methodologically, the approach entails new opportuni- ties to systematically scrutinize the online news process, using time, duration and positioning of published materials as central variables. Based on an illustrative analysis of the online news flow of the Swedish Public Service Radio, the article gives examples of how such analyses can provide new knowledge about the processes of digital news production. 

  • 35.
    Widholm, Andreas
    et al.
    Stockholm University.
    Appelgren, Ester
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    A softer kind of hard news?: Data journalism and the digital renewal of public service news in Sweden2020In: New Media and Society, ISSN 1461-4448, E-ISSN 1461-7315Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the past decade, data journalism has received considerable attention among scholars, pointing to novel forms of investigative reporting as well as new daily practices of news production. This study contributes to existing scholarship by conceptualizing data journalism through distinctions between hard and soft news in relation to service journalism. We analyze news produced by specialized data desks in Swedish public service organizations over a 5-year period (2015?2019) and propose a model for how service journalism attributes can be used as a bridge between the binary categories of hard and soft in data journalism. With this model, we point to how data journalism in public service organizations challenges established notions of soft and hard news and how hybrid production practices open up new research trajectories concerning the societal significance of news in the digital age.

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  • 36.
    Widholm, Andreas
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism. Stockholms universitet.
    Becker, Karin
    Stockholms universitet.
    Celebrating with the celebrities: Television in public space during two royal weddings2015In: Celebrity Studies, ISSN 1939-2397, E-ISSN 1939-2400, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 6-22Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The recent emergence of an increasingly participatory media culture has opened up new ways for audiences to collectively negotiate the cultural meanings surrounding celebrities. Public screens are one such phenomenon, where people gather to witness the live broadcast of celebrity events. Taking our point of departure in two recent royal weddings in the UK and Sweden, we explore the performative displays that public viewing affords, as participants interact with the event on screen, with other participants, and with media representatives in the venue. This article provides a fresh analytical perspective on how audiences engage with royal celebrities in such mass-participatory consumption contexts, illuminating a little-studied area of celebrity culture.

  • 37.
    Widholm, Andreas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Riegert, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Roosvall, Anna
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Abundance or crisis? Transformations in the media ecology of Swedish cultural journalism over four decades2021In: Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, ISSN 1464-8849, E-ISSN 1741-3001, Vol. 22, no 6, p. 1413-1430Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to map and scrutinize developments within Swedish cultural journalism, with a particular focus on transformations in genres, text types and thematic repertoires. Drawing on a constructed week sample from press, television and radio during four decades (1985, 1995, 2005, 2015), we address three aspects of 'the crisis discourse' of cultural journalism: (1) the potential decline in cultural coverage due to economic cutbacks and downsized cultural desks; (2) cultural journalism's perceived 'quality crisis' connected to transformations of thematic repertoires; and (3) the alleged decline of cultural expertise related to changes in cultural journalism's generic structures. The study makes a unique contribution to cultural journalism scholarship by identifying media-specific differences and complementary relationships between media forms, building on media ecology and genre theory. In contrast to the crisis discourse, results show that cultural journalism has expanded significantly through popularization and thematic and generic diversification, but the transformations are different in press, radio and television due to differing role positions in the larger media ecosystem. In addition, some parts of the cultural journalism media ecology appear to be endangered.

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