The Newsroom Autonomy: Foreign Concepts and Reality

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Elena L. Vartanova

Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of the Chair of Media Theory and Economics, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: Theory of Journalism and Media

The article aims to analyze the concept of the newsroom autonomy as a part of the journalistic professionalism in the context of modern theoretical approaches and distinguishes major external and internal pressures on the newsroom routines and professional practices of journalists. The article focuses on the conflict between the normative approaches to the journalists’ autonomy and realities of contemporary media industries in Europe.

Keywords: journalism, newsroom autonomy, media industry, politics, media technologies, professional standards