Journalism in Germany (2005)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Malik, Maja (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität)
  • Scholl, Armin (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität)
  • Weischenberg, Siegfried (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität)
Publication Date
  • Ipsos, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
    • Occupation, Profession
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Mass media
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Occupational conditions of fulltime journalists. Socialization, journalistic education and training. Job - and professional satisfaction. Understanding of one´s professional role. Professional ethics. Perception of one’s audience. Political attitudes of the Journalists and the political position of the media. Professional association and civic engagement.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2005-02-01 / 2005-04-25
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The universe consists of all fulltime working journalists, who directly take part in the reporting process. The following media forms have been taken into account: newspaper, magazines, advertising journals, radio and television channels, online media, news agencies and media services.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Disproportionate Stratified Two-Stage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1536
    Number of Variables: 380
This survey of 2005 is the follow-up and replication of the survey about journalism in Germany, first carried out in 1993. The previous survey is archived in ZA4654.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4655 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Weischenberg, Siegfried; Malik, Maja; Scholl, Armin: Die Souffleure der Mediengesellschaft. Report über die Journalisten in Deutschland. Konstanz: UvK 2006
  • Weischenberg, Siegfried; Malik, Maja; Scholl, Armin: Journalismus in Deutschland 2005. Zentrale Befunde der aktuellen Repräsentativbefragung deutscher Journalisten. In: Media-Perspektiven, 2006, Nr. 7, S. 346-361

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2015-08-06