Forståelser af den gode journalistik på danske folkehøjskoler

Ida Eriksen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


In this thesis I have examined how students and teachers who are attending journalism courses at three danish folkhighschools (folkehøjskoler) define ‘good’ journalism. After observing conversations and tasks during the lessons, I conclude that students and teachers are quite conservative and traditional when it comes to ideals in journalism. It is still the idea of journalism as a way to improve democracy in our society that is dominant, along with an ideal of objective, aesthetic and investigative journalism. Although there are small signs of change in the way that the students take into account the economic aspects of journalism they still overall reproduce the same old values, which has shaped journalism through recent history. Furthermore it is interesting that the students seems to already have clear ideas as to what defines good and bad journalism in the first days of the journalism course. This suggests that journalism is stuck and that we need to figure out where the socialization into journalism begins. Only then can we begin to challenge the old ways of the profession and find ways for it to survive in an ever changing media reality.

UddannelserJournalistik, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2018
Antal sider73
VejledereHanne Jørndrup


  • Journalistik
  • Folkehøjskoler
  • Idealer