1. Number of persons involved
At first, we presented the project at a meeting organized by a lorry-driver union in therooms of a big transport company whose rooms could be used for free. All in all, 54 lorrydrivers were present. However, when asked whether they would be interested inparticipating, only 4 expressed a certain interest. Hints on the reasons see under point 3.We then presented the project to news journalists during a meeting of the news journalists association. 35 professionals attended this meeting, the majority wasinterested, and 26 said they would participate.
2. Characteristics and Description of the specific job of the CLAN chosen (i.e. thenews journalists)
The news journalists, our CLAN, report on political, economic and social affairs anddevelopments in the German federal state of Saarland.In Germany, there is a quite strong division between journalists reporting on those fields,and journalists for example reporting on sports, or on cultural events. Sport journalistsare organized in sports journalists associations, as are cultural journalists respectively,and so on.So by reporting to the association of the news journalists we got an exclusive contact tonews journalists – which also means: a contact solely to news journalists. However, asthe aim was to look for a CLAN that has specifically unpredictable working hours, thisseemed to be appropriate, as this is especially the case with those 'political' journalists.In the association are journalists that work for all media (working for a specific medium isnot a criterion for taking part in this association). The spectrum ranges from newspaperto radio, tv, and digital media.Common for all of them is that they can't plan their free time very well as they have towork when events happen, in order to cover them.