Populist disseminators, detached watchdogs, critical change agents and opportunist facilitators

  title={Populist disseminators, detached watchdogs, critical change agents and opportunist facilitators},
  author={Thomas Hanitzsch},
  journal={International Communication Gazette},
  pages={477 - 494}
  • Thomas Hanitzsch
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • Political Science
  • International Communication Gazette
This article sets out to map the journalistic field as a space of struggle between distinct professional milieus. These milieus crystallize around journalists who share similar views on journalism’s function in society. By means of cluster analysis, four global professional milieus were extracted from the survey responses of 1800 journalists in 18 countries: the populist disseminator, detached watchdog, critical change agent and the opportunist facilitator. The detached watchdog milieu clearly… 

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