A1 Journal article (refereed)
Framing digital competence in media work - The case of Finland (2022)

Parkatti, A., Saari, T., Tammelin, M., & Villi, M. (2022). Framing digital competence in media work - The case of Finland. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 42(13/14), 15-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijssp-02-2022-0040

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Publication details

All authors or editorsParkatti, Anne; Saari, Tiina; Tammelin, Mia; Villi, Mikko

Journal or seriesInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy



Publication year2022

Publication date03/05/2022


Issue number13/14

Pages range15-29


Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Persistent website addresshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ijssp-02-2022-0040

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82369


This article aims to study digital competence (DC) in media work.

The authors utilize frame analysis to investigate how DC is framed in media work using 30 semi-structured interviews as data with journalists in Finland.

The authors identify three main frames of DC in the context of media work. The individual attitude frame emphasizes employees' attitudes toward DC, the team-level support frame underlines the need for support in the work community and the organizational-level practice frame highlights enablers of and organizations' requirements for digital competence.

Practical implications
First, media workers' DC is necessary to enhance work efficiency and accomplish tasks and may be supported with supportive management practices. Second, the findings suggest that DC should be understood and analyzed as a multi-level issue. Third, the findings suggest that appropriate continuing education and study opportunities were needed. Besides formal arrangements for learning, informal contexts of learning are important.

The article contributes to media studies and studies on the digitalization of work by taking account of the organizational, team and individual levels in discussing digital competence in the news media sector.

Keywordsdigitalisationorganisations (systems)know-howcompetence developmentmedia sectormedia educationorganisational culture

Free keywordsdigital competence; media work; frame analysis; digitalization of work

Contributing organizations

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating1

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