Revista Latina

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DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-929-178-209

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<meta name="DC.title" content="Journalists’ wage structure in Spain during the crisis”/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.editor" content="Dr. José Manuel de-Pablos-Coello"/>
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<meta name="DC.Description" lang="en" content=“Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, RLCS, is a scientific journal edited at the University of La Laguna, ULL (Tenerife, Canary Islands) in the Laboratory of Information Technologies and New Analysis of Communication, LATINA according to its initials in Spanish, founded in 1987 by Dr. José Manuel de-Pablos-Coello, under the protection of special doctorate programmes for Latin American professors. The journal publishes under the main summary almost exclusively research papers written following the formula IMR&DC+B: introduction, methodology, results and discussion plus conclusion, with a updated bibliography: at least 70% of the bibliographic entries must be from the past 10 years and half of them from scientific journals in Spanish and English languages. Reviewers make a double blind peer examination. This is a collective and inter-university project, including many professors and researchers from almost all Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. The journal is the following databases: EBSCO (USA), DOAJ (Lund University, Sweden), Redalyc (Mexico), Dialnet (Spain); and is indexed by the CINDOC-CSIC in DICE, ISOC, RESH, Office of Latin American Education, OEI according to its initials in Spanish; Dulcinea, etc. In Spain the journal is a reference in the Directory of Index of Spanish Periodicals of Social and Communication Sciences, IN-RECS, of the University of Granada, UGR. RLCS occupies the first position in the cumulative index for the periods 2003-2007; 2004-2008 and the year 2008.”/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee I" content="The article proposes and develops a study of maximum interest: the impact of the 2008-2010 crisis on the structure of the journalistic production in Spain, based on such a precise variable as the salary structure of journalists. This is accompanied by an analysis of various objective variables. The study is based on a representative survey applied to a sample of one thousand Spanish journalists. In fact, the article concludes with a much larger view that goes beyond the mere description of situation and provides valuable information regarding the general characteristics of this sector.The author provides a comprehensive literature review. The bibliographic references are all relevant and the knowledge derived from them is extremely up-to-date. The structure of the study and the logic of the exposure and reasoning perfectly meet the requirements established by RLCS. The article also meets the criteria of methodological order and presentation of results.The study is an important contribution. The conclusions are brief, but very illustrative of the x-ray that the study aimed to present. It underlines some very significant structural variables that go beyond the crisis: precarious working conditions, the remuneration value associated with loyalty, the actual inequalities among journalists caused by gender and age, and the actual -very relative- weight that university studies seem to have on the salaries of journalists.Finally, the “discussions” outlined in the conclusions section undoubtedly promote critical thinking beyond the strict field of academics. This is, therefore, an extremely interesting work that should be published. José Carlos Rueda-Laffond, Ph.D. – Full Professor at the Department of History of Social Communication - Faculty of Information Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)."/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee II" content="The article discusses a topic of great importance for journalists, such as the salary structure specially conditioned by the crisis affecting Spain. The precarious working conditions for journalists are a subject that has been discussed for years and studies on this matter are an important contribution to the sector. This article addresses the salary structure of journalists in Spain during 2009 based on telephone survey conducted between 8 and 22 September 2009, as part of a research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. The study aims to provide knowledge based on the analysis of a troubled year of the Spanish economy and also on the analysis of other variables, such as gender, education, and seniority.The article is structured according to the parameters of an academic article and is therefore the development of the research is easy to follow. It introduces the object of study, and comprehensively describes its background, the methodology, the results and conclusions. Regarding the methodological aspects, the author takes into account a universe of 12,412 individuals that are part of the Federation of Spanish Press Associations and the Association of Journalists of Catalonia. The sample was constituted by one thousand randomly-chosen individuals.The research represents a judicious analysis that provides important data on the salary situation of journalists in Spain. The study is accompanied by tables and graphs that facilitate the reading and analysis of the figures. Therefore, I recommend its publication. Patricia Castellanos-Pineda, Ph.D. – Autonomous University of Barcelona – Open University of Catalonia."/>
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<meta name="DC.description.abstract" content="Abstract: Media firms are bringing about policies to reduce staff costs as a way to confront the present economic crisis. This paper describes the Spanish Journalists´ wage structure during the crisis (2009) using data collected through a phone survey device in which a thousand Spanish journalists sample has been implemented.  Data are described in terms of occupational variables. The study is accompanied by a bivariate   analysis of the association existing between the wage level of the surveyed reporters and the variables mentioned above. The results show that the wage level of Spanish journalists depends on such variables as sex, age, professional experience, media genre, media size, geographic location of the media firms, professional rank, job contract-made and years working within the media. However, the wage-earning income is independent of their education level, their university degree in Media Studies or their further postgraduate research. The findings of our study maybe interesting to scholars and professional media organizations and will perhaps help to monitor the effects of media cost-cutting policies in the salaries of Spanish  journalists in the near future."/>
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DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-929-178-209-EN