The most important step to prepare the WJS3 questionnaire (2020-2022) was carried out on the weekend of September 27-29, 2019. In this meeting participated Thomas Hanitzsch (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Sallie Hughes (University of Miami), Jyotika Ramaprasad (University of Miami), Edson C. Tandoc Jr. (University of Nanyang Technological University Singapur), Folker Hanusch (University of Viena), Tim Vos (Michigan State University), Corinna Lauerer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova (University of Liverpool) and Martín Oller Alonso (University of Havana).
WJS3 Questionnaire Meeting
LMU Munich, Department of Media and Communication 27-29 September 2019
Friday, 27 September
09:00-12:30 WJS3 questionnaire consolidation: Background of journalists
14:00-18:00 WJS3 questionnaire consolidation: Labor condition of journalists
Saturday, 28 September
09:00-12:30 WJS3 questionnaire consolidation: Professional roles of journalists and Ethics
14:00-18:00 WJS3 questionnaire consolidation: Epistemology in journalism and Technology
Sunday, 29 September
Defining the WJS3 Sample
The report to the WJS3 community responds to a methodological need, expressed at the WJS Global Convention held in Madrid on July 5 and 6, 2019, for clearer definitions of various key concepts, especially “Journalist” and “News outlet.” Following a literature review and theoretical discussion, we propose that sampling for WJS3 be founded upon a set of pragmatic, semantically rational, and longitudinally consistent definitions for the primary concepts involved and some secondary concepts.