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Original scientific paper

Threats to Mutual Trust: Czech Local Politicians and Local Journalists in the Era of Professional Political Communication

Roman Hájek ; Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Czech Republic
Jan Vávra ; Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Czech Republic
Tereza Svobodová ; Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Czech Republic

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APA 6th Edition
Hájek, R., Vávra, J. & Svobodová, T. (2015). Threats to Mutual Trust: Czech Local Politicians and Local Journalists in the Era of Professional Political Communication. Medijske studije, 6 (11), 36-49. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/139550
MLA 8th Edition
Hájek, Roman, et al. "Threats to Mutual Trust: Czech Local Politicians and Local Journalists in the Era of Professional Political Communication." Medijske studije, vol. 6, no. 11, 2015, pp. 36-49. https://hrcak.srce.hr/139550. Accessed 22 Sep. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Hájek, Roman, Jan Vávra and Tereza Svobodová. "Threats to Mutual Trust: Czech Local Politicians and Local Journalists in the Era of Professional Political Communication." Medijske studije 6, no. 11 (2015): 36-49. https://hrcak.srce.hr/139550
Harvard
Hájek, R., Vávra, J., and Svobodová, T. (2015). 'Threats to Mutual Trust: Czech Local Politicians and Local Journalists in the Era of Professional Political Communication', Medijske studije, 6(11), pp. 36-49. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/139550 (Accessed 22 September 2019)
Vancouver
Hájek R, Vávra J, Svobodová T. Threats to Mutual Trust: Czech Local Politicians and Local Journalists in the Era of Professional Political Communication. Medijske studije [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2019 September 22];6(11):36-49. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/139550
IEEE
R. Hájek, J. Vávra and T. Svobodová, "Threats to Mutual Trust: Czech Local Politicians and Local Journalists in the Era of Professional Political Communication", Medijske studije, vol.6, no. 11, pp. 36-49, 2015. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/139550. [Accessed: 22 September 2019]

Abstracts
The study discusses changes in the relationship between local journalists and local politicians in the Czech Republic as a consequence of the professionalization of political communications at national as well as local levels following the so-called Velvet Revolution of 1989. This phenomenon has been studied widely in Western democracies but is relatively new in the Czech Republic. Politicians’ improved communication skills and the employment of communication professionals in politics influence trust – a key component in the relationship – between politicians and journalists. The article is based on semi-structured interviews with 10 journalists and 11 politicians from different Czech localities, which aim to explore how these actors understand and maintain levels of mutual trust. First we describe key components of trust and explain why in the era of professionalized political communication trust is perceived as more threatened than in the 1990s and we conclude by exploring the three most important threats to trust as identified by our interviewees.

Keywords
journalist-politician relations; trust; sources; local politics; professionalization; Czech Republic

Hrčak ID: 139550

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/139550

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