Dataset details
Ref dataset: 1108 (1.0.0)
Dataset title
Journalistic Role Performance around the Globe - Switzerland
DOI 10.23662/FORS-DS-1108-1
Ref dataset 1108
Ref study 12081
Dataset language English
Additional information 1st step: Content analysis of national newspapers: NZZ (German, quality), Blick (German, tabloid), Le Temps (French, quality), Le Matin (French, tabloid), Corriere del Ticino (Italian, quality); 4 constructed weeks in 2014/15, articles provided by the national desk; 2820 Articles. 2nd step: Survey among the authors of the articles analyzed in the content analysis. In total 347 authors, of which 121 have fully participated in the survey.
Dataset version 1.0.0
Version notes
Errata
Publication date 12.11.2019
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Bibliographical citation Daniel Beck, Maria Lauber, Patric Raemy, Regula Hänggli, Manuel Puppis: Journalistic Role Performance around the Globe - Switzerland [Dataset]. University of Fribourg, Department of Communication and Media Research. Distributed by FORS, Lausanne, 2019. https://doi.org/10.23662/FORS-DS-1108-1
Data type Quantitative data
Consent of respondents
Time method Cross-section
Media
  • Digitalized data file
Data collector
Available document types
  • Codebook
  • Collection instruments
  • Variable documentation
  • Communications to respondents
  • Publications (final report, articles)
  • Additional documentation concerning the data
Remarks about the documentation
Restriction Academic research and teaching
Special order
Special permission With prior agreement of author
Status Published

Content Analysis: SPSS Data
Collection date - begin 20.01.2014
Collection date - end 11.12.2015
Analysis unit
  • Text Unit
Universe National newspapers: NZZ (German, quality), Blick (German, tabloid), Le Temps (French, quality), Le Matin (French, tabloid), Corriere del Ticino (Italian, quality); articles written for the national desk in the print version
Sampling description 4 constructed weeks in 2 years. The sample comprises all articles provided by the national desk on the selected days in the analyzed newspapers: Sunday, 19th January 2014; Monday, 10th February 2014; Tuesday, 11th March 2014; Wednesday, 9th April 2014; Thursday, 1st May 2014; Friday, 30th May 2014; Saturday, 21st June 2014; Friday, 18th July 2014; Saturday, 16th August 2014; Sunday, 14th September 2014; Monday, 6th October 2014; Tuesday, 4th November 2014; Wednesday, 26th November 2014; Thursday, 25th December 2014; Saturday, 10th January 2015; Sunday, 1st February 2015; Monday, 2th March 2015; Tuesday, 24th March 2015; Wednesday, 22th April 2015; Thursday, 14th May 2015; Friday, 12th June 2015; Sunday, 5th July 2015; Monday, 3rd August 2015; Tuesday, 8th September 2015; Wednesday, 30th September 2015; Thursday, 29th October 2015; Friday, 13th November 2015; Saturday, 12th December 2015. If the paper had no Sunday issue, the issue of the next day (Monday) was coded.
Mode of data collection
  • Content coding
Data collection instruments
  • Grid
Data source Articles coded by research team; print versions of the analyzed newspapers have been partly provided by the publishing houses, partly acquired at newsagents' on the publishing date, and partly consulted at the Swiss National Library in Bern.
Weighting information No weighted cases.
Response rate 100% - all articles eligible for the defined sample were available and could be coded.
Data completeness Data is complete.
Number of cases 2820
Number of variables 82

Survey: SPSS Data
Collection date - begin 01.11.2016
Collection date - end 31.12.2016
Analysis unit
  • Individual
Universe Authors of the articles analyzed in the content analysis for this project. All are working for the national desks of the following newspapers: NZZ (German, quality), Blick (German, tabloid), Le Temps (French, quality), Le Matin (French, tabloid), Corriere del Ticino (Italian, quality). In total 347 journalists, of which 121 have fully participated in the survey.
Sampling description
Mode of data collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Data collection instruments
  • Questionnaire
Data source Online survey conducted by research team. The questionnaire was distributed via the platform soscisurvey.de.
Weighting information
Response rate
Data completeness Response rate: 34.9% (121 of 347 journalists who received the questionnaire). In our publications, we usually only considered the journalists who had written at least three articles (62 journalists who had written 519 articles).
Number of cases 121
Number of variables 137