We are investigating the function of journalism in societies from the perspective of our individual perceptions of the journalistic role. We will identify journalism in its own logic as having a "narrative multi-system relevance*, and we will use this as a starting point to convey conceptions of journalistic quality. Practical examples will show whether the journalistic quality is evident in single editorial contributions.
We are then investigating the specific strategies with which journalism in its multiple varieties relies on narratively setting reality into scenes. Thereby, we encounter the typical roles of the narrator (journalism concepts) and the applied patterns (news values, frames).