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Professional Stress in Journalism: A Study on Electronic Media Journalists of Bangladesh

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To meet the objectives of professional assignments, journalists often suffer from high level professional stress. The key objective of this study is to identify the major determinants of professional stress of journalists in electronic media. The study is, to a large extent, based on quantitative data collected through personal interview of 55 journalists of different private television channels of Bangladesh. The study reveals that inadequate support from management is the most heated cause of professional stress. However, the result also concludes “harassment” at workplace as an insignificant determinant. Other major determinants of stress are “unclear objective”, “insecure job climate”, “excessive time pressure”, “friction”, “long working hours” and “life threat” found in the study. However, though the study is very new to Bangladesh perspective, it is expected that it may help to develop professional stress management policies in this sector.

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Huda, K. and Azad, A. (2015) Professional Stress in Journalism: A Study on Electronic Media Journalists of Bangladesh. Advances in Journalism and Communication, 3, 79-88. doi: 10.4236/ajc.2015.34009.

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