WJS 2012-2016: the transformation of journalism
The recent wave of the WJS has continued and extended the groundbreaking work carried out through the pilot study (2007-2011). Breaking all records in comparative communication research, the current study brought together researchers from 67 countries from around the world. In an unprecedented collaborative effort, the study has interviewed over 27,500 journalists between 2012 and 2016, based on a common methodological framework. The questionnaire elicited views of journalists on several issues journalists and news organizations face today, such as journalism’s place in society, ethics, autonomy and influences on newsmaking, journalistic trust in public institutions, and the transformation of journalism in the broadest sense.


Journalistic trust:

Editorial autonomy:

Perceived influences:

Journalistic roles:




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