Media, Markets and Public Spheres

European Media at the Crossroads

Edited by Jostein Gripsrud and Lennart Weibull

Edited by Jostein Gripsrud and Lennart Weibull

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

327 pages | 7 halftones, 26 tables, 15 graphs | 7 x 9 | © 2010
Paper $35.50 ISBN: 9781841503059 Published April 2010

Using a sample of European newspapers and their TV listings as a stepping stone, Media, Markets and Public Spheres presents an overview of changes in European public spheres over the last fifty years. With in-depth analyses of structural changes in press and broadcasting, changing relations between media, and changes in media policies, this book explores how and why the media decisively influence most aspects of society. Media, Markets and Public Spheres will be useful to students in media and communication studies and European studies, as well as for those studying sociology and political science.





Jostein Gripsrud & Lennart Weibull


Part I: A Theoretical Perspective


Chapter 1: Public Spheres, Societal Shifts and Media Modulations

Peter Dahlgren


Part II: Structures


Chapter 2: Four Decades of European Newspapers: Structure and Content

Lennart Weibull & Åsa Nilsson


Chapter 3: 50 Years of European Television: An Essay

Jostein Gripsrud


Part III: Intermedia


Chapter 4: The Public Reception of Early Television: When Television was New in the Nordic Countries

Taisto Hujanen & Lennart Weibull


Chapter 5: Televisualization of the Popular Press: An Eye-catching Trend of the Late Twentieth Century’s Media

Juha Herkman


Part IV: Policies


Chapter 6: British Media and Regulatory Change: The Antimonies of Policy

John Corner


Chapter 7: French Media: Policy Regulation and the Public Sphere

Josiane Jouët


Chapter 8: Changing Media and Public Sphere in Turkey: The Role of the State, Market and the EU Candidacy

Mine Gencel Bek


Part V: Records of Cultural Change


Chapter 9: Reconsidering the Paradox of Parochialism and the Shrinking News Agenda

Daniel Bilterreyst & Lieve Desmet


Chapter 10: Fakty vs. Wiadomości: One Competition and Confusion in Polish TV News

Wieslaw Godzic


Chapter 11: When the Elite Press Meets the Rise of Commercial Culture

Dominique Pasquier


Chapter 12: The Sounds of Change: Representations of Music in European Newspapers 1960-2000

Klaus Bruhn Jensen & Peter Larsen


Chapter 13: Celebrity Culture and the Public Sphere: The Tabloidization of Power

Graham Murdock




Appendix 1: Four Decades of European News Papers: Background and Method

Åsa Nilsson & Lennart Weibull


Appendix 2: RHACNA: Code Form

Åsa Nilsson & Lennart Weibull



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