Cultural Journalism in the Nordic Countries

In an era when culture itself has become central to political debates, when boundaries between hard news and soft news, facts and opinion are dissolving, cultural journalism contributes to democratic discourse on vital issues of our time. Cultural journalism is furthermore indicative of journalistic autonomy and specialisation within media organisations, and of the intertwined relationship between the cultural and political public spheres. Nordic cultural journalism in the mainstream media covers more subjects today than ever before, from fine arts to gaming, media industries, and lifestyle issues. At the same time, it harbours debates and reflection on freedom of expression, ethnicity and national identity. This book contributes to an emerging international research agenda on cultural journalism at a time when digitalisation, convergence and globalisation are influencing the character of journalism in multiple ways.

“Cultural journalism matters, and it matters differently by location. This nuanced and thoughtful portrayal of cultural journalism in the Nordic countries performs a double elevation of what has been missing for too long from journalism’s discussion: its stylistic and geographic variety. This book offers a strong set of studies that highlight what cultural journalism in the Nordic countries forces us to consider about all journalism everywhere.”

Barbie Zelizer Raymond Williams Professor of Communication,
Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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Preface 
Why Cultural Journalism in the Nordic Countries? 
I. COUNTRY OVERVIEWS 
The Changing Logics of Danish Cultural Journalism 
From Culture Wars to Combat Games. The differentiation and development of culture departments in Finland 
Cultural Rebels, Popular Journalism and Niche Journalism in Norway 
Cultural Journalism as a Contribution to Democratic Discourse in Sweden 
II. COMPARATIVE CASE STUDIES 
What Is Cultural News Good For? Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish cultural journalism in public service organisations 
Editorial and Cultural Debates in Danish and Swedish Newspapers. Understanding the terror attacks in Paris and Copenhagen in early 2015 
Journalists as Tastemakers. An analysis of the coverage of the TV series Borgen in a British, Swedish and Danish newsbrand 
III. CULTURAL JOURNALISM IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE: ESSEYS 
The Cultural, the Political and the Functions of Cultural Journalism. In Digital Times 
The Culture of Service Journalism 
Afterword 
Afterword 
The Authors 
Utgivare: 
Nordicom
Publicerad: 
2017-05
Sidantal: 
208
ISBN: 
978-91-87957-57-4
Språk: 
Engelska
Format: 
Tryckt, PDF
Serie: 
Nordicom bokserie
280,00 kr
32,00 EUR

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