ARTICLE: Reporting skills are the most important for journalists


New study by Henrik Örnebring, of Karlstad University and Claudia Mellado, of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, concentrates on cross-national comparative studies of journalists. The study analyzes how different journalistic skills are valued among news professionals in six European countries.

Authors conducted an email survey of 2238 journalists from Britain, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Sweden. Results show that journalistic skills can be grouped into three distinctive dimensions: reporting, editing, and networking skills.

Reporting skills are considered the most important everywhere and younger journalists across nations place more value on networking skills than older journalists. Editing skills are considered more important in countries where the editor has been the dominant journalistic model.

Article Valued skills among journalists: An exploratory comparison of six European nations is published online before print by Journalism.

Picture: Note Taking (79/365) by Chung Ho Leung, licence: CC BY-ND 2.0

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