Webbens vägar : om webbjournalistikens etablering och utveckling vid tre svenska regionala och lokala dagstidningar 1995-2013

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)


In this dissertion in Media History I study the history and development of online
journalism in three Swedish local and regional newspapers: Helsingborgs Dagblad,
Sydöstran and Ystads Allehanda. The starting point is historical: I have tried to
anchor the three newspapers' decision to start their online newspapers in their own
history and surrounding society. By following the three newspapers' work with the
Web from the first attempts to today's eleborated online newspapers, I try to give a
concrete picture of a development that does not follow a straight track. Rather I
underscore how the management and online journalists instead make different
attempts to try to find new solutions to the problems in this new journalistic field.
Through my empirical studies (interviews and observations in the newsrooms)
and a review of the research literature, I study how the general features of web
journalism work concretely in a local context. This includes examining the news’
fast – and slow – cycles, how the form of web pages remediates other media, in
what ways online journalism forms a semi-dependent subfield in the journalistic
field, what an online journalist really does in his/her job, the introduction of a
paywall in one of the online newspapers, and how the three newspapers' web
journalism relate to the surrounding digital media ecosystem in the form of social


  • Jan Hinderson
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Media and Communications


  • Internet, web, media, online journalism, local news, media history, social media, paywall
Original languageSwedish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
Award date2013 May 31
  • Lund University
Print ISBNs978-91-7473-527-7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

Defence details Date: 2013-05-31 Time: 10:15 Place: Hörsalen, Språk- och litteraturcentrum, Helgonabacken 12, Lund External reviewer(s) Name: Nygren, Gunnar Title: Professor Affiliation: Södertörns högskola --- The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Department of Communication and Media (HT) (LUR00050)