Survey on the profession of journalist in Italy (1997)

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Through self-perception and self-analysis, the socio-cultural and professional profile of journalists in Italy is being reconstructed. This is an original attempt to define the main cultural processes that the information civilisation initiates on the social scene. A careful and objective redefinition of this profession’s identity is intended as an early cognitive contribution to the universe of information in our Country, to what it means to be a journalist today, and to the questions that this profession is asking itself regarding the role of information. Precisely because of their undisputed ability to provide guidance, the sector’s exponents are faced with significant problems that affect ethics and professional deontology, requiring a guarantee for clarity and shared guidelines.

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Index

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Contents

 

 

 

Part 1: The sample survey

 

 

 

Chapter 1. The professional profile

 

The socio-demographic profile

 

Distribution and organisation of functions

 

 

 

Chapter 2. Training and social life of the journalist

 

The socio-cultural educational background of the journalist

 

Cultural consumption

 

 

 

Chapter 3. Access to the profession

 

The journalist’s career

 

Professional motivations and expectations

 

School or apprenticeship

 

Career paths

 

 

 

Chapter 4. Identity and social role of the journalist

 

The quality of information

 

When information provides misleading information

 

Ethics, professionalism and information

 

Image and role of information

 

Information and the evolution of the political system

 

Journalistic investigations

 

Public opinion

 

Opinion polls

 

The Foreign Press

 

 

 

Chapter 5. Information and New Technologies

 

Technological developments in the information sector

 

 

 

Chapter 6. Ethics and institutions: the need for reform

 

The deontological charters

 

Professional bodies: the judgement

 

 

 

Chapter 7. In the newsroom: the professional and social dimensions

 

Satisfaction and autonomy in the journalist’s profession

 

The quality of relationships with colleagues

 

Level of autonomy

 

 

 

Part two: in-depth interviews

 

 

 

Volume I

 

 

 

Reading guide

 

 

 

In-depth interviews

 

 

 

The interviewees

 

 

 

Volume II

 

 

 

In-depth interviews

 

 

 

Bibliographic research

 

 

 

Mass Communications

 

 

 

Non-fiction

 

 

 

Technology

 

 

 

Law

 

 

 

Manuals

 

 

 

Top authors

 

 

 

History of journalism

 

 

 

Radio – TV

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