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1st Edition

Journalism Between the State and the Market

ISBN 9781032338439
Published June 14, 2022 by Routledge
124 Pages

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Book Description

Using the Nordic media model as an empirical backdrop, Journalism Between the State and the Market defines and analyzes journalism’s fundamental problem: its shifting location between the state and the market.

This book examines how this distance is decreasing as journalism steps closer to both the market (algorithmically monetizing audiences) and the state (lobbying governments for subsidies and attacking public service broadcasting). The book analyzes journalism’s negotiated position between the market and the state in the age of disruptions, offering a theoretical foundation that seeks to account for the structural conditions of journalism in the digital age.

For scholars, graduates and students in journalism, news sociology and media and communication studies, Journalism Between the State and the Market provides a theoretical perspective that can be used as a valuable tool when studying and observing the current developments in journalism.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Journalism’s problem

Chapter 2 Between the state and the market

Chapter 3 The Scandinavian media system

Chapter 4 Too close to the state

Chapter 5 Too close to the market

Chapter 6 Conclusions

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Helle Sjøvaag is Professor of Journalism at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Her research areas include digital journalism, media diversity and media systems and regulation. Sjøvaag has published extensively in international journals, including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Media, Culture & Society; Journalism Studies; Convergence; and Journal of Media Business Studies. Sjøvaag’s most recent book is the co-edited anthology Journalism Re-examined: Digital Challenges and Professional Reorientations: Lessons from Northern Europe.