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Central European Journal of Communication

Central European Journal of Communication

Scientific Journal of the Polish Communication Association

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Polish journalism: A profession (still) in transition?

Agnieszka Stępińska

(Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland)

ABSTRACT: This paper aims at presenting the conclusions drawn from a systematic review of the studies conducted among Polish journalists since the 1970s. By comparing results of the studies on journalists with expectations and attitudes of current Polish journalism students, the paper off ers an insight into the ongoing changes that have been observed among Polish journalists in the last four decades. In particular, the review revealed signifi cant changes in a demographic profi le of Polish journalists regarding gender, education, and employment, as well as their motivation to work in the profession. Furthermore, professional values of journalism in Poland have been slightly shifting from a traditional profi le of a social educator and watchdog to new ones, such as a news provider.