Drifting Apart? European Journalists and Their Audiences

Metykova, Monika (2008) Drifting Apart? European Journalists and Their Audiences. Westminster Papers in Culture and Communication, 5 (2). pp. 42-60. ISSN 1744-6708

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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
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
Depositing User: Monika Metykova
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 10:56
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 20:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39530

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