The Employment Situation of Journalists in the Federal Republic of Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Roegele, O. B. (Institut für Zeitungswissenschaft der Universität München)
  • Langenbucher, W. R. (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kommunikationsforschung, München)
Publication Date
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Kommunikationsforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    Press concentration and journalist job market from the view of impacted editors. Topics: Length of occupation affiliation and information on occupational development; professional position before and after change in the business; time of announcement of the business change and effects on personal working conditions; income reduction; severence pay arrangements or supports from a hardship fund; effects of the business change on one´s own provision for old age; change of place of residence; detailed information on professional career; judgement on the situation in the job market for journalists and assumed difficulties to find a new job; judgement on the social security of journalist jobs; memberships; payment according to wage agreement; special payments of employer. With those respondents who had lost their job: difficulties to find a new job; unemployment benefit received; paths to a new position. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional career; income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1971-06 / 1971-08
Sampled Universe
Editors of daily newspapers (circulation over 1000 copies) at least 23 years old and impacted by a concentration process at their job between 1961 and 1971.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 415
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0568 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Langenbucher, Wolfgang R.; Roegele, Otto B.; Schumacher, Frank: Pressekonzentration und Journalistenfreiheit: Zur Entwicklung der Arbeits- und Beschäftigungssituation von Journalisten der Tageszeitungen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Berlin: Verlag Volker Spiess 1976.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22