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Ownership of News Media


Humprecht, Edda (2019). Ownership of News Media. In: Vos, Tim; Hanusch, Volker; Dimitrakopoulou, D.; Geertsema-Sligh, M.; Sehl, A.. The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc., 1-20.

Abstract

Does media ownership matter for the news that is produced? In the course of the twentieth century when journalistic professionalization advanced in most Western democracies, journalistic norms were thought of as a “firewall” between the management side and the journalistic side of a media company. Editors and media managers were expected to make decisions purely on professional criteria. However, recent developments, such as increasing commercialization and concentration of media markets, have let scholars to question the role of ownership in news production. Moreover, comparative research emerging in the field of journalism studies has shown that the parameters of news production differ between various countries—with ownership being one of them.

Abstract

Does media ownership matter for the news that is produced? In the course of the twentieth century when journalistic professionalization advanced in most Western democracies, journalistic norms were thought of as a “firewall” between the management side and the journalistic side of a media company. Editors and media managers were expected to make decisions purely on professional criteria. However, recent developments, such as increasing commercialization and concentration of media markets, have let scholars to question the role of ownership in news production. Moreover, comparative research emerging in the field of journalism studies has shown that the parameters of news production differ between various countries—with ownership being one of them.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Uncontrolled Keywords:commercialization, journalism, news media, ownership, private media, public media
Language:English
Date:29 April 2019
Deposited On:31 May 2019 08:36
Last Modified:17 Sep 2019 20:23
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Series Name:The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication
ISBN:9781118841679
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0066

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