Prof. Löffelholz publishes in "Key Works of Journalism Research“

In the recently published handbook, Prof. Martin Löffelholz has written a chapter on the pioneering study "The American Journalist".

In the article, Löffelholz describes the genesis, methodology, results and scientific implications of a representative study of the characteristics and attitudes of U.S. journalists, first published in 1986 by David H. Weaver and G. Cleveland Wilhoit (Indiana University), which represents a milestone in empirical journalism research.

Subsequently, the two authors replicated their study every ten years, so that the data provided a comprehensive look at how U.S. journalism has changed over a period of nearly five decades. Moreover, an inspirational moment emanated from "The American Journalist," which inspired scholars worldwide to conduct their own research on their respective journalism cultures, including the first representative survey of German journalists, in which Martin Löffelholz participated at the University of Münster in the early 1990s.

Bibliographical information:

Löffelholz, Martin (2023): Meilenstein und Forschungs-Katalysator. Weaver, David H.; Wilhoit, G. Cleveland (1986): The American Journalist: A Portrait of U.S. News People and Their Work, Bloomington (IN): Indiana University Press. In: Loosen, Wiebke; Scholl, Armin (Hrsg.): Schlüsselwerke der Journalismusforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 231-241.