June 19, 2019 •
Digital News, Media Economics, Recent •
This year’s Digital News Report focuses on themes that are of crucial importance for the future of journalism and the media: the impact of populism, the role played by the big tech platforms and their efforts to build public trust in...
January 14, 2019 •
Comment, Media and Politics, Recent •
by Jan Rau and Felix Simon
Trump, Brexit, the AfD: Populists and reactionaries are on the rise. One secret of their success is the creation of counterpublics on the Internet. But how exactly do these forces use digital media to their advantage? And is the Internet...
October 17, 2018 •
Comment, Media and Politics, Press Freedom •
by Henrik Kaufholz
The Danish Public Service Broadcaster DR has to cut its budget by 20 per cent. It's a frontal attack on the freedom of the media, says Danish journalist Henrik Kaufholz....
July 16, 2018 •
Recent, Research •
by Michal Kus
Political and social divisions in Poland have been widely discussed in European media since 2015, when the conservative party Law and Justice (PiS) established a majority government. A new Polish study analyses the link between media...
April 22, 2018 •
Media and Politics, Public Relations, Recent, Research, Specialist Journalism •
by Linards Udris, Daniel Vogler and Jens Lucht
Professional news media played a big role on the social media accounts of German parties during the 2017 election campaign. Yet, not all German parties dealt with the news media in the same way. One party, in particular, stuck out....
December 19, 2017 •
Media and Politics, Press Freedom, Specialist Journalism •
by Krzysztof Dzieciolowski
Poland’s media is becoming highly divided, polarised and tribal. New research, based on interviews with leading journalists, has found objectivity is being replaced by an emerging “journalism of identity” – ideologically...
September 25, 2017 •
Media and Politics •
by Felix Simon
Angela Merkel narrowly won a fourth term as German Chancellor yesterday in the country’s general election, but arguably the real winner was the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) which won 13% of the vote. The populist...
March 14, 2017 •
Media and Politics, Press Freedom, Short stories •
by Alexander Fanta
Some say Austria dodged a bullet last year. After an acrimonious year-long election campaign the Alpine nation elected Alexander Van der Bellen, a veteran Green Party politician, as president last December. He had a margin of 7.5 points...
January 24, 2017 •
Media Economics, Recent, Research •
by Linards Udris, Mario Schranz, Jörg Schneider, Lucie Hauser, Mark Eisenegger
Swiss people still trust the media, especially if they regularly consume news from traditional news providers, such as the national public service broadcaster, Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG). But audiences in Switzerland are...