Negotiating Boundaries in a Changing Media Ecosystem: the Case of Swedish Cultural Journalism
Higher Seminar in Media and Communication Studies with Kristina Riegert
Welcome to a higher seminar co-arranged by the Department of Media and Communication Studies and the Department of Journalism at Södertörn University, where associate professor Kristina Riegert will present her study "Negotiating Boundaries in a Changing Media Ecosystem: the Case of Swedish Cultural Journalism".
The study investigates how Swedish cultural journalists defend and negotiate the boundaries towards debate and opinion, and news and entertainment journalism at different media organisations. Cultural journalists experience pressure by management to be relevant, newsworthy and “clickable“. Especially press respondents felt that cultural debates have become increasingly indistinguishable from societal debates, due to their visibility in the digital flow. How cultural journalists negotiate boundaries with entertainment and news desks varies somewhat depending on the media organisation. Boundary challenges appear through new genres related to liveness, personality-orientation and societal debate, all of which may conflict with the central task of cultural journalism - to provide in-depth reflection and expertise-based analysis.
The seminar will take place via Zoom, please contact Saga Hansén (details below) for link.