Digitalization and journalists in the BRICS countries

Brazilian Journalism Research

Faculdade de Comunicação, Universidade de Brasília(UnB), ICC Norte, Subsolo, Sala ASS 633
Brasília / DF
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ISSN: 1981-9854
Editor Chefe: Fábio Henrique Pereira
Início Publicação: 31/05/2005
Periodicidade: Quadrimestral
Área de Estudo: Comunicação

Digitalization and journalists in the BRICS countries

Ano: 2016 | Volume: 12 | Número: 1
Autores: Svetlana Pasti, Jyotika Ramaprasad
Autor Correspondente: Jyotika Ramaprasad | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: new technology, journalism, demographics comparative qualitative study, BRICS

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Resumo Inglês:

The article explores the social profile of journalists and their well-being in the profession within the context of the digitalization of their profession. The analysis focuses on five aspects of the qualitative (in-depth interview) study of BRICS journalists carried out between 2012 and 2015 under funding from the Academy of Finland. The aspects of interest are: workplace preference (traditional or online news), education, professional age, gender, and well-being. The BRICS study sample includes 729 journalists representing both traditional (484 respondents) and online news media (245 respondents) from twenty cities, ten metropolitan and ten provincial. The comparative analysis across the five BRICS countries reveals some connections between digitalization and the journalists’ profile and well-being and also specifies the political, economic and social-professional conditions in which the journalists work and live.