Nordicom Information 29 (2) 2007

Media Structures and Practices
Editor(s): Ulla Carlsson, Knut Helland


Same as:

Nordicom Review 28 (Jubilee Issue) 2007
Media Structures and Practices. As Time Go By...
Studies and Reflections from a Scandinavian Horizon


New media structures raise new challenges in asking about the role of the media in society. Accordingly, phenomena like Google and YouTube are not only challenging established national media structures, they are also challenging media research. With media expansion, the need for analyses and research on the social role of the media is more pressing than ever.



Ulla Carlsson & Knut Helland


Communication and Democracy

Broadcasting Regulation vs. Freedom of Expression and Editorial Independence. A Contradictory Relationship?
Helge Rønning

Encircling the Power of Journalism
Martin Eide

Fairness, Informativeness and Scrutiny. The Role of News Media in Democracy
Kent Asp

Marketplace of Ideas and Marketplace of Money. A Study of Commercialism and the Swedish Election News Coverage in 1998 and 2002
Jesper Strömbäck

From Party Press to Independent Observers? An Analysis of Election Campaign Coverage Prior to the General Elections of 1981 and 2005 in Two Norwegian Newspapers
Sigurd Allern


Structures and Practices

The Gender of Journalism. The Structure and Logic of the Field in the Twentieth Century
Monika Djerf-Pierre

Changing Sports, Changing Media. Mass Appeal, the Sports/Media Complex and TV Sports Rights
Knut Helland

Media Markets in Scandinavia. Political Economy Aspects of Convergence and Divergence
Anker Brink Lund

The Role of Free Dailies in a Segregated Society
Ingela Wadbring

Media Institutions as a Research Field. Three Phases of Norwegian Broadcasting Research
Trine Syvertsen, Hallvard Moe


Considering the Field

Media and Communication Studies Going Global
Jan Ekecrantz

Reminiscence of Intellectual Battles. Bygone in Communications Research
Svennik Høyer

Interdisciplinarity and Infrastructure. Mediation and Knotworking in Communication Research
Knut Lundby

Discipline or Field? Soul-searching in Communication Research
Kaarle Nordenstreng

Media and Mass Communication Research – Past, Present and Future. Reflections from a Nordic Horizon
Ulla Carlsson


The Authors