author={Sigurd Allern and Mark Blach-{\O}rsten},
  journal={Journalism Studies},
  pages={105 - 92}
On the basis of Scandinavian journalism research this article discusses the changing political roles of news organizations and journalists after the fall of the party press and the dissolution of broadcasting as a state-controlled monopoly. Given these institutional changes, we ask the following: what new roles, if any, are news organizations and journalists playing in the political system? What are the characteristics of these new roles, and how do news organizations use their newfound… 
Credibility and the Media as a Political Institution
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The Incumbency Bonus Revisited: Causes and Consequences of Media Dominance
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Negotiating political news: The two phases of off-the-record interaction
This article analyses the interference of political print journalists with the political process through off-the-record interaction with political sources and provides an explanation as to why
In Search of Journalism Funding
Digitization has caused disruption in the traditional business model of the news media. Policy implementation in the media sector is therefore increasingly raised as an economic question, involving
Media as Political Actors
Political communication studies have long described political actors, media, and citizens as distinct actor groups. Various strands of research, however, have shown that there are many reasons to
Competing models of journalism? Political affairs coverage in US, British, German, Swiss, French and Italian newspapers
A content analysis of 6525 randomly sampled political news stories from national, regional and weekly newspapers in six western countries between 1960 and today examines to which degree discursively
When media of a small nation argue for war
In this comparative analysis of editorial columns in Danish newspapers, we analyze how news media can act as a political voice during times of war. Whereas most studies of media coverage of war focus
Approaches to Political Commentary in Scandinavia
Abstract Political commentary is a contested genre that has attracted a great deal of attention in the Scandinavian public debate, whereas the scholarly literature on it is still in an initial phase.
Revisiting Narrative Journalism as One of The Futures of Journalism
News making and reporting are caught in a process of rationalisation which can be summarised in the injunction to produce fast, to write short and simple, and to value useful news for audiences only
Diversity in the News? A Study of Interest Groups in the Media in the UK, Spain and Denmark
This article provides the first systematic cross-country analysis of interest group appearances in the news media. The analysis included three countries – the UK, Spain and Denmark – each


Governing with the News: The News Media as a Political Institution
Acknowledgments 1: Introduction: Why Don't We Call Journalists Political Actors? Pt. 1: The Political Development of the American News Media 2: The Decline of the Sponsored Press: American Newspapers
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The state has lost its position of centrality in contemporary political theory ideas of moral individualism and an emphasis on bargaining among conflicting interest have usurped ideas that embedded
Communicating Politics : Political Communication in the Nordic Countries
Modern politics is mediated politics, and the media constitute the most important source of information and channel of communication between the governors and the governed. Media and politics are
Views on the News
Research into the Australian community's perceptions and attitudes to violence on television, commissioned by the ABT, is reviewed in relation to the coverage of violence in the news. The two-part
Election Campaigns in Postwar Norway (1945-1989): From Party-Controlled to Media-Driven Campaigns
From 1945 to the end of the 1980 s, Norway's election campaigns have changed substantially. The mass media – particularly television – have grown in importance, partly structuring the election
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
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
From party agitators to independent pundits : The changed historical roles of newspaper and television journalists in Norwegian election campaigns
From party agitators to independent pundits : The changed historical roles of newspaper and television journalists in Norwegian election campaigns
The Constitution Of Society
Edward Shils's attempt to work out a macrosociological theory which does justice both to the spiritual and intellectual dispositions and powers of the mind and to the reality of the larger society is
Nuts and bolts for the social sciences
Preface Acknowledgements Part I. Introduction: 1. Mechanisms Part II. Human Action: 2. Desires and opportunities 3. Rational choice 4. When rationality fails 5. Myopia and foresight 6. Selfishness
Skandalenes Markedsplass : Politikk, Moral og Mediedrev
Politiska skandaler ar i sin moderna form oupplosligt forbundna med nyhetsmedierna. Den har boken riktar ett kritiskt sokarljus mot hur press och TV forvaltar sin definitionsmakt nar politiska leda