Title

Entering the Newsroom: What Rite of Passage?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Quintessenz Verlag

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Communications and Multimedia

RAS ID

712

Comments

Originally published as: Josephi, B. (2001). Entering the newsroom: What rite of passage?. Communications-Sankt Augustin Then Berlin, 26(2), 181-196. Original article available here

Abstract

This contribution focuses on research conducted at the German national daily, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which is part of an ongoing exploration of the induction process of young journalists and/or cadets into the newsroom. Touching on three theoretical areas; the question of comparative journalism research, the question of professional education and research into the importance of the organizational sphere shaping media content, this comparative study underpins the assumption that newsroom practices have an effect on how young journalists carry out their craft. By examining the rite of passage into the newsroom by presenting the same set of questions to young journalists and staff at papers in different geographical locations and operating under different political circumstances, it will be shown that newspapers, in turn, are strongly embedded in their country's media culture.

DOI

10.1515/comm.2001.26.2.181

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1515/comm.2001.26.2.181