What moves young people to journalism in a transitional country
Pjesivac, Ivanka. (August, 2016). What moves young people to journalism in a transitional country?: Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for working in journalism in Serbia. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Minneapolis, MN.
Abstract: This study tested the impact of motivations on willingness to work in journalism among journalism students in Serbia, through a national survey at four major journalism programs in the country. The results showed that both intrinsic and extrinsic motivations have a significant impact on willingness to work in journalism, with one extrinsic motivation (achievement of public goals) having a slightly better predictive power. Having experience in journalism played a significant role in moderating the relationship between intrinsic motivation and willingness to work in journalism. The study is the first one of the kind conducted in a transitional country of Eastern Europe. The results are discussed in the context of the Self-Determination Theory of motivations applied to journalism across national borders.
Determinants of news coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis
Abstract: This study employed international news flow theory to test the impact of the determinants of foreign news flow on the comprehensiveness of textual and multimedia coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis in the form of a live blog. A content analysis of live blogs (N=195) published in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United […]