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The Media for Democracy Monitor. A Cross National Study of Leading News Media

Josef Trappel, Hannu Nieminen, Lars Nord (org.)

2011 | Oslo: Nordicom


Josef Trappel, Hannu Nieminen, Lars Nord

Oslo: Nordicom

To what extent do the structures and conduct of leading news media correspond with their specific democratic role? Authors from 10 countries provide empirical evidence based on the 26 indicators included in the Media for Democracy Monitor.


Josef Trappel, Hannu Nieminen, Lars Nord


Chapter 1 – Josef Trappel
Why Democracy Needs Media Monitoring


Chapter 2 – André Donk, Josef Trappel
Indicators and Definitions


Chapter 3 – Beate Josephi
Australia: Committed to Investigative Journalism


Chapter 4 – Manuela Grünangerl, Josef Trappel
Austria: Informal Rules and Strong Traditions


Chapter 5 – Kari Karppinen, Hannu Nieminen, Anna-Laura Markkanen
Finland: High Professional Ethos in a Small, Concentrated Media Market


Chapter 6 – Frank Marcinkowski, André Donk
Germany: The News Media are Still Able to Play a Supportive Role for Democracy


Chapter 7 – Aukse Balcytiene
Lithuania: Mixed Professional Values in a Small and Highly Blurred Media Environment


Chapter 8 – Leen d'Haenens, Quint Kik
The Netherlands: Although There is No Need for Dramatization, Vigilance is Required


Chapter 9 – Joaquim Fidalgo
Portugal: A Young Democracy Still in Progress


Chapter 10 – Torbjörn von Krogh, Lars Nord
Sweden: A Mixed Media Model under Market Pressures


Chapter 11 – Werner A. Meier, Alexandra Gmür, Martina Leonarz
Switzerland: Swiss Quality Media. A Reduced Protection Forest for Democracy


Chapter 12 – Peter Humphreys
UK: UK News Media and Democracy. Professional Autonomy and its Limits


Chapter 13 – Lars Nord, Hannu Nieminen, Josef Trappel
Democratic Functions under Pressure: Conclusions


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