1st Edition

Journalism Between the State and the Market

By Helle Sjøvaag Copyright 2019
    124 Pages
    by Routledge

    124 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.