Webinar Book Launch: Success and Failure in News Media Performance

Webinar Book Launch
Success and Failure in News Media Performance: Comparative Analysis in The Media for Democracy Monitor 2021

Editors: Josef Trappel & Tales Tomaz

How efficient and effective are leading news media in supporting contemporary democracies? In a largescale and diachronic research project over 15 years, scholarly teams around the world assessed leading news media’s performance along 30 relevant indicators.

Individual country reports have been published in two volumes by Nordicom in 2021. The third and final volume focuses on horizontal findings across 18 countries worldwide. In 16 chapters, some 30 authors scrutinise successes and failures of the performance of leading news media.

– Substantive challenges prevail, such as gender inequalities in the news business, a high level of ownership concentration and severe consequences caused by increased commercialisation of news. Furthermore, new challenges, such as harassment of journalists, misinformation, and eroding funds for investigation characterise the state of the art of leading news media, co-editor Josef Trappel comments on the results.

Please join us at the webinar book launch where the editors and some of the authors will present the book and discuss their findings.

Date and time: 16 March 2022, 15:00–16:00 (CET).