"Journalists have a greater influence in the public debate than the politicians, according to a comprehensive picture of the respondents in the Medieakademins förtroendebarometer. But there is a large overestimation of journalists ' power, according to the political scientist Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson."
"In a new part of the annual Förtroendebarometern got the 1 200 respondents to take a position on a matter of different groups influence on the Swedish public debate. The answer was a little surprising for researchers at Gothenburg university."
"the Group attributed the greatest influence are journalists. 75% of respondents believe that journalists have a fairly or very big impact on the public debate."
"But the respondents may exaggerate the power of the media."
"– Much of the dagordningsmakt journalism has is really an illusion. Much of journalism is about to react to what other actors do, " says Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson, professor in political science."
"at the same time, we have seen a development where some journalists are seen a lot in media and personal profile."
" after all, It's a competitive advantage that media has, to promote individual journalists. Follow journalists on social platforms and so, " says Ekengren Oscarsson."
"A more politicized view of the news coverage also plays into."
"It's not just murveln that do their job,"
"In Förtroendebarometerns webbintervjuer with 1 200 people were asked in this year question:"
"The respondents had to give a review on the eight groups. Proportion of respondents who think that each group has fairly or very great influence (percent):"
"Representatives of the business 65"
"the trade Union representatives 34"
"Förtroendebarometern is made annually by the Medieakademin in cooperation with Gothenburg university, and the Lining Sifo."