Exploring Digital Journalism With Web Surveys

Authored by: Annika Bergström , Jenny Wiik

The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138887961
eBook ISBN: 9781315713793
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The past decade has witnessed a growing interest in exploring the profession of journalism at an aggregate level, which has triggered a number of national as well as comparative studies. The expanding possibilities offered by web surveys have contributed to this development. Survey design is a feasible way to gather generalizable data about both journalists and their audiences in order to track developments related to changing media structures. The statistical data facilitate comparisons between countries as well as over time. Web surveys can also be useful in distinguishing subgroupings within national contexts based, for example, on gender, age, and type of work place.

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