Project

The public sphere in times of marketing and digitization: a multimethodical, longitudinal study of the use of news sources in Belgium. Case study: international news.

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Communication sciences
    • Journalism and professional writing
    • Media studies
    • Other media and communications
Keywords
marketing public sphere digitization
 
Project description

The central research question is wheter, how and how far the marketing and digitization of media culture influence the newsselection process in journalism, and wheter this leads to expansion of impoverishment of the public sphere. We demonstrate the underlying mechanisms of the newsproduction process that determinate which actors are prominently present in the media and influence the public agenda.