Verdsleg og heilag: Ei skisse av den norske journalistikkens felt og kosmologi
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Using survey data on 1203 members of the Norwegian Union of Journalists and the Union of Editors, in this article a model of the basic structure of the Norwegian journalistic field in 2005 is sketched by correspondence analysis. The analysis, oriented by the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu, suggest a bipolar structure broadly similar to other cultural fields; a first dimension of capital volume which is also linked to age, and a second dimension which oppose agents with higher and lower volume of internal recognition, which is to say, a specific type of symbolic capital (journalistic capital). The details of this structure is discussed in regard to the distribution of various forms of capital, the placement of various types of media publications, journalistic specialisations, agents ́ habituses and a variety of other factors. Special attention is given to the homology of this social cosmos with a specific journalistic cosmology of basic journalistic beliefs and position-‐takings in major journalistic struggles. Using data on journalists ́ role models and winners of journalistic prizes, further discussion is given on the charismatic nature of journalistic capital, its variation and strategic aspects in upholding symbolic dominance in this microcosm.