Drifting apart? European journalists and their audiences

Metykova, Monika (2008) Drifting apart? European journalists and their audiences. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 5 (2). pp. 42-59. ISSN 1744-6708

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Abstract

How do the current technological changes and socio political developments impact on the relationship between European journalists and their audiences? This article draws on selected findings from a larger research project conducted in eleven European countries. Focusing on European journalists’ understanding of their audiences, the paper suggests that in many European countries digital technologies and increased competition play a significant role in the changing relationship between journalists and their audiences. The literature reviews undertaken in the eleven European countries indicate that the relationship between journalists/media professionals and their audiences has undergone significant changes. While the interviewed journalists are alert to a shift towards journalistic practices and formats which permit certain forms of audience participation, many of them sense an increasing disconnection from the public and severe mistrust by citizens; which crucially impacts on their relationship with audiences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Previously listed as authored by Monika Smialkowska. Monika Metykova left NU in 2012. 11/5/15 AO
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
P300 Media studies
P500 Journalism
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 11:29
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7893

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