Lev-On, Azi, and Mann, Rafi. 2018. Journalists who cross over to politics: Perceived motivations, communicative and parliamentary salience. Israel Affairs, 24(2). Impact factor: 0.25. Ranking: 62/69 in Area Studies.
The cross-over of journalists to politics is not a novel phenomenon, but in Israel it has intensified in recent years with the increase in the number and the name recognition of the journalists who make the transition. Why do journalists make the transition to politics? Do they make an effective use of their media skills, and how do they perform as parliamentarians? To address these questions, we conducted semi-structured interviews with parliamentary reporters- the main link between parliamentary affairs and the media.