ARTICLE: Swedish cultural journalism is adamantly transnational

Most of Swedish cultural journalism observes its topics on a “transnational scale”, Anna Roosvall and Andreas Widholm, both of Stockholm University, write. The authors analysed a sample of over 2 000 cultural news stories, published from 1985 to 2015. Roosvall and Widholm gathered their sample from five major, Swedish newspapers and the public service radio … Continued


CFP | 22.3. | Cultural journalism in the 21st century

A book on contemporary cultural journalism and education thereof is being coordinated by Montserrat Jurado Martín, of University of Elche, and Beatriz Peña Acuña, of Universidad Católica de Murcia. They are now accepting chapter proposals for the book. The book will be entitled “Cultural Journalism in the 21st Century: Innovative teaching contents” and it will … Continued

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ARTICLE: Cultural journalists accept subjectivity

Cultural journalists, such as book critics, reconcile with subjectivity in various ways, writes Phillipa Chong, of McMaster University, Canada. Chong interviewed 40 book reviewers who write for major American newspapers or prominent book blogs. Subjectivity cannot be avoided when writing about arts and culture, Chong points out. The book reviewers not only accept the fact, … Continued

PAPER: Changes in cultural journalism in Finnish newspapers

Maarit Jaakkola defends her doctoral dissertation today 23th June 2015 at University of Tampere. Her dissertation is titled The Contested Autonomy of Arts and Journalism. In her study, Jaakkola examines the changes in cultural journalism in newspapers in Finland between 1978 and 2008. She focuses on changes on professionalism in cultural journalism, analyzing the changes from the point … Continued