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Icelandic newsrooms in a pandemic mode

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dc.contributor University of Akureyri
dc.contributor.author Guðmundsson, Birgir
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-14T01:02:46Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-14T01:02:46Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-16
dc.identifier.citation Guðmundsson , B 2020 , ' Icelandic newsrooms in a pandemic mode ' , Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla , vol. 16 , no. 2 , pp. 147-166 . https://doi.org/10.13177/irpa.a.2020.16.2.4
dc.identifier.issn 1670-679X
dc.identifier.other PURE: 45085192
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 242a28ff-3eca-4b41-ae78-8e04a9b3897c
dc.identifier.other unpaywall: 10.13177/irpa.a.2020.16.2.4
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2827
dc.description.abstract Covid 19 has had enormous impact on media firms all over the world, adding further economic pressures to a sector already suffering problems. Two different trends come together in the present situation, a challenge to the economic model of traditional media and a massive move to remote or working from home practices by journalists and editorial staff. This, in conjunction with other changes in the media environment, has raised questions about traditional institutions of journalism and journalist practices such as the physical newsroom. Speculation about virtual newsrooms or remote journalism practices and a wave of newsroom closures or downsizing due to Covid 19 in the summer and fall of 2020 has highlighted these concerns even further. In this context the paper looks systematically at the response of Icelandic newsrooms to the ban on gatherings that was introduced in the first wave of Covid 19 in the spring of 2020. The practical measures taken by the newsrooms are looked at, the experience of journalists recorded, and the content output measured, analysed, and compared to the same period the year before. Results show that work processes were radically changed, journalists showed flexibility and are relatively open towards permanent changes based on their experience of working from home. There is an impact on content output, but it is in most cases marginal.
dc.format.extent 20
dc.format.extent 147-166
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla; 16(2)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Fjölmiðlar
dc.subject COVID-19
dc.subject Blaðamenn
dc.subject Starfshættir
dc.subject Fjarvinna
dc.subject Ísland
dc.subject Newsrooms
dc.subject Journalists
dc.subject Work from home
dc.subject COVID-19
dc.subject Icelandic media
dc.title Icelandic newsrooms in a pandemic mode
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.13177/irpa.a.2020.16.2.4

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