THE NEWS MEDIA AS A POLITICAL INSTITUTION

@article{Allern2011THENM,
  title={THE NEWS MEDIA AS A POLITICAL INSTITUTION},
  author={Sigurd Allern and Mark Blach-{\O}rsten},
  journal={Journalism Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  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… 
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